Young Lee Pesky Portrait

Lee Pesky struggled with a learning disability throughout his life. He faced numerous obstacles to learning and academic success, and his family struggled to find support and specialized services to help him. Once the root causes of his learning challenges were understood, Lee was able to get the help he needed to succeed in school, complete college, and become a business owner. Sadly, Lee passed away in 1995 at the age of 30.

To honor Lee’s legacy, his parents, Alan and Wendy Pesky, founded Lee Pesky Learning Center to serve as a beacon for other families who experienced challenges like Lee.

Our vision is to create a pathway to learning for everyone.

Since 1997, we have been working with students, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning.

Our Commitments

  1. Create a pathway to learning for everyone.
  2. Advance research in the field of learning disabilities.
  3. Empower those who work in service of students.
  4. Train the next generation of practitioners.
  5. Close the opportunity gap.

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News

LPLC Welcomes New Board Members

Mario Pile, Assistant Director of Development at Boise State University is passionate about improving education for underserved students. Prior to his role at Boise State, Mario worked at the Idaho Youth Ranch. His commitment to students and experience in the field of development will make significant contributions to the LPLC Board. Robert Sanchez, LTC (Retired)…

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Leading From Values by Alan Pesky

Alan Pesky recently published Leading From Values in Leader to Leader, “an award-winning quarterly report on management, leadership, and strategy” published by the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. In Leading From Values, Alan identifies the foundational values of Lee Pesky Learning Center. He makes a compelling case that these values still define LPLC today and continue…

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Listening Series Session 3

On Thursday, August 13 LPLC held the third and final session in the Creating Pathways to Learning for Everyone listening series. This series is being hosted and moderated by The Community Library of Ketchum, ID. During session three, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, CEO of Lee Pesky Learning Center, and moderator Martha Williams, Program and Education Manager…

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Listening Series Session 2

On Wednesday, July 29 LPLC held the second session in the Creating Pathways to Learning for Everyone listening series. This series is being hosted and moderated by The Community Library of Ketchum, ID. During session two, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, CEO of Lee Pesky Learning Center, and moderator DeAnn Campbell, Children’s and Young Adult Director of…

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LPLC Welcomes New Executive Director, Dr. Lindy Crawford

Lee Pesky Learning Center is excited to announce the arrival of its new Executive Director, Dr. Lindy Crawford! Dr. Crawford joins LPLC from Texas Christian University where she was a professor and administrator. Dr. Crawford was also President of the Council for Learning Disabilities. Dr. Crawford will guide LPLC’s operations and advancement, as well as…

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Listening Series Session 1

On Tuesday, July 14 LPLC kicked off its Creating Pathways to Learning for Everyone listening series. This series is being hosted and moderated by The Community Library of Ketchum, ID. During session one, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, LPLC CEO, and Dr. Jenny Emery Davidson, Executive Director of The Community Library, laid out the current landscape of…

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LPLC to Kick-off Listening Series on Learning Challenges and the Opportunity Gap

School closures have widened the already existing opportunity gap in education. If we do not address these inequities full-on, there will be lifelong consequences for children who struggle.  Forecasts based on historical data from summer loss and previous school closures during natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina suggest that students will return to school this fall at about 65%…

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LPLC Board Welcomes New Member

The Lee Pesky Learning Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mark Hamachek has joined the Board as its newest member. Mark is a resident of Seattle, Washington and is passionate about supporting students with learning and attention challenges. Mark is the founder of H Group, an advisory and new venture development firm as…

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LPLC Featured on Voices of Treefort Music Fest Podcast

Lee Pesky Learning Center was given the opportunity to be featured on Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest podcast. Christian Winn, Director of Storyfort, focused this week’s podcast on the festival’s non-profit partners and how they are adapting during the time of COVID-19. And how the community can support non-profit needs through Idaho Gives.…

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LPLC Featured on Where’s Larry of KTVB

Lee Pesky Learning Center was given the opportunity to be featured on Where’s Larry on KTVB News as part of Idaho Gives. To hear more from Larry’s interview with LPLC CEO, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, click here. To learn more about LPLC’s Idaho Gives campaign and contribute, click here. Idaho Gives ends at midnight, May 8,…

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LPLC Launches Virtual Parent Events

English Virtual Parent Event Kindergarten readiness is the key to continued success in school – and beyond. And we know just how critical parents are to the process. That’s why we’ve published our “Virtual Preschool Parent Events” to help preschool families navigate home learning during this unique time (también disponible en español a continuación). Please participate…

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Kindergarten and First Grade Resources

We have compiled a great list of kindergarten and first grade resources for parents and teachers. These resources include literacy, math and self-regulation activities and routines that can be done at home or school! Kindergarten and first grade literacy and math resources Scholastic Learn has a wonderful website full of books and activities for preK-9th…

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Preschool Resources

We have compiled a great list of preschool resources for parents and teachers. These resources include literacy, math and self-regulation activities and routines that can be done at home or school! Preschool Literacy Resources Language and Vocabulary Resources:  Sesame Street has a wonderful website full of fun games for children! Storyline highlights famous people reading popular children’s…

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Jacob’s Story Featured on Idaho Matters

One in five students has a learning or attention challenge, and Idaho sixth-grader Jacob is one of those students. Jacob has dyslexia and dysgraphia, which can make it hard for teachers to understand what Jacob needs to be successful in and out of the classroom. Thankfully, Jacob and his mom found the Lee Pesky Learning…

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I Run for LPLC

Hi, I’m Greg Pesky. I am the Chair of the Lee Pesky Learning Center Board of Directors. I am proud to serve in this role and strategically guide LPLC as it strives to create pathways to learning for everyone. I’m also Lee’s younger brother. My connection to LPLC runs deep – and has kept me…

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