Lee Pesky Learning Center Leadership Update

This past September 2021, Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) expressed a warm farewell to Dr. Evelyn Johnson. After a decade of leading Lee Pesky Learning Center as Executive Director and, most recently, CEO, Dr. Johnson will be continuing her professional journey as VP of Research and Development at Aperture Education. Dr. Johnson also led LPLC’s research on our unique self-regulated learner framework, the early detection of learning disabilities, and a professional development model for early childhood educators.

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Idaho Press Features LPLC Co-Founder’s Memoir: More to Life than More

Lee Pesky Learning Center Co-Founder, Alan Pesky, is releasing his new memoir titled More to Life than More: A Memoir of Misunderstanding, Loss and Learning on September 7th (Skyhorse Publishing). In his memoir, co-authored with Claudia Aulum, Alan Pesky grapples with difficult life questions as he chronicles his relationship with his son, Lee Pesky, who died unexpectedly of a highly invasive brain cancer in 1995 at 30 years old. To honor Lee’s legacy, Alan founded Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) in 1997.

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Cristianne Lane, LPLC Professional Development Director, Featured in Idaho Press

Our very own Professional Development Director, Cristianne Lane, was recently featured in an Idaho Press article discussing Idaho Lawmakers’ decision-making process about implementing full-day kindergarten. With Lee Pesky Learning Center’s mission to understand and overcome obstacles to learning in mind, Cristianne highlighted the reality that the key to closing educational opportunity gaps for our most…

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Announcing the Let There Be Poster Project

Announcing The Let There Be Project A Collaborative Project Benefiting Lee Pesky Learning Center and The Alliance of Idaho   The Let There Be project was dreamed up by Alan and Wendy Pesky to benefit The Alliance of Idaho and the Lee Pesky Learning Center, both Idaho-based nonprofits. The Alliance of Idaho protects the human…

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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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