Dutch Bros Brews Meaningful Donation for Lee Pesky Learning Center

Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) is accustomed to receiving gifts from those whom they serve on a daily basis—a magical ‘aha’ moment experienced during a teacher training, a milestone reached by a student, or confidence gained in a counseling session. However, on February 16, 2022, LPLC received a surprise contribution from a community member who had never received services at the center.

LPLC Professional Development Director Takes Creative Approach to a Writing Workshop

In her 35 years as an educator, Lee Pesky Learning Center’s Professional Development Director, Cristianne Lane, is no stranger to leading writing workshops for teachers and children. Cristianne, and the experienced training department at LPLC, facilitate writing workshops of which hundreds of teachers across the state of Idaho have attended. A published author herself, Cristianne and LPLC staff realize the importance of fostering a love of learning in young children.

Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching: 2021 Winners Announced

Alan and Wendy Pesky, founders of Lee Pesky Learning Center, have been honoring outstanding teachers since 2011 with an award they created–the Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching (PAIT). In partnership with Boise State’s College of Education, PAIT recognizes inspirational K-12 teachers in the state of Idaho and beyond who make a difference in the lives of their students through passion and caring.

CBS2 Features LPLC as a Leader in Learning

On Friday, December 3, 2021, CBS2 featured Lee Pesky Learning Center as part of their Leaders in Learning series. The segment sheds light on the various ways that LPLC is supporting students in Idaho (and beyond) and how local community partners such as CapEd Credit Union are collaborating to strengthen early childhood learning in Idaho.

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.