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Idaho Building Capacity

Statewide Capacity Builder Fall Institute, group photo, Allison Corona photo.

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The Idaho Building Capacity Project (IBC) partners with school & district leadership to create sustainable, collaborative, data driven systems that promote student achievement. Through collective efficacy, the shared belief that school teams can have a positive impact on student success, IBC centers on these Five Foundational Focuses: 1) Leadership, 2)Safe & Supportive Learning Environment, 3)Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, 4) Focused Professional Development, and 5)Family & Community Engagement.

IBC is sponsored and directed by the Idaho State Department of Education.
Services are designed and delivered in partnership with regional school improvement centers at Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho.

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Idaho Building Capacity partners with school and district leadership to create sustainable, collaborative systems that promote student achievement. The four goals of IBC are high student achievement, continuous school improvement, building leadership capacity, and sustainability.


Idaho Building Capacity supports schools and districts to continuously increase student achievement.

IBC Tenets

We believe that educators and community members have the capability to address the issues affecting the performance of their students; the Capacity Builder’s role is to support the self-directed learning of educators through effective coaching strategies that facilitate change.

We believe that it is essential to use multiple sources of data to inform our coaching. The Capacity Builder’s role is to support the understanding and application of student data by educators in order to facilitate root cause analysis and precision goal setting.

We believe that our role is to be well informed regarding the most current effective models of leadership and instructional practices and to share and model these practices with the educators we serve.


State Department of Education

Karen Seay
Federal Programs Director
(208) 332-6978

Tyson Carter
School Improvement & Educator Effectiveness Coordinator
(208) 332-6917

Statewide Project Information

Shasta Oswald
IBC School Improvement Coordinator
(208) 426-2154

Regions 1 & 2

Deb Long
IBC Regional Coordinator

Regions 3 & 4

Lori Furgerson
IBC Regional Coordinator

Regions 5 & 6

Deb Pfost
IBC Regional Coordinator