BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s largest teachers union named an educator from the Boise School District as its new president, the union said.
Layne McInelly will lead the Idaho Education Association after serving as the union’s vice president for the past five years, The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday.
Former President Kari Overall resigned earlier this week for personal reasons, the association said in an email.
The union president is an elected position among the at-large membership and serves a three-year term.
McInelly is a sixth-grade teacher at Morley Nelson Elementary in Boise.
In addition to serving as vice president, McInelly was previously a member of the union’s board of directors representing Boise.
He has served as a member of the Boise Education Association executive board and the Idaho Education Association state executive committee and government relations committee, as well as the association’s resolutions chair and budget committee chair.
“I look forward to continuing to help lead our collective work to ensure all students have access to great schools that give them the opportunity (to) reach their full potential,” McInelly said in the email.