Rebecca Larson

Graduate Research Assistant

As a Graduate Research Assistant, Rebecca delivers academic intervention to students with learning challenges and contributes to the Center’s research efforts. Education: BBA, Corban University Master of Education, Boise State University (pursuing) Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since August 2019 Fun Fact: Rebecca grew up camping and visiting the Oregon Coast which sparked a…

Evelyn Johnson

As CEO, Evelyn Johnson believes that school should be a place where every child is valued, respected, supported, and loved. Following her dream as an 8 year old to be a teacher, she entered the field of education after graduating from Boston University and serving as a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army…

Michelle Conger

Educational Specialist

As an Educational Specialist, Michelle focuses on designing and implementing academic intervention curricula to meet the exceptional learning needs of students and adults.  Education: B.A., Tulane University M.Ed., Louisiana State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2017 Fun Fact: Michelle is an avid equestrian who has bred and trained performance horses for nearly…

Debbie Wallace

Educational Specialist

As an Educational Specialist, Debbi works with clients to further their skills in the area of reading, writing and math. She also takes part in Professional Development workshops at the Center, collaborating with her colleagues to further her skills in the teaching and self-regulated development of her clients.  Education: B.A., Central Washington University M.A., Boise…

Pragnyaa Cha

Lead Educational Specialist

As a Lead Educational Specialist, Pragnyaa (prog-nee-uh) has the opportunity to help others recognize their hidden mathematical talents and curiosities.  Education: M.C.A. M.Ed., Boise State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2013 Fun Fact: Pragnyaa speaks 5 different languages. She played Ball Badminton for her school in her secondary years. While she doesn’t…

Mary Goff

Systems Administrator

As Systems Administrator, Mary is responsible for the LPLC’s information systems with a primary responsibility for maintaining and updating it’s databases.  Education:  MA, Education, Idaho State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2001 Fun Fact: Mary and Anne Clohessy enjoy making logic puzzles to use in staff meetings.

Anne Clohessy

Lead Evaluator

As a Lead Evaluator, Dr. Clohessy oversees the evaluation and testing team at the Center. The team includes psychologists, educational specialists, and counselors who evaluate students of all ages to help them better understand how their information processing and self-regulation impact their academic performance.  Education: BS, Psychology, Boise State University MS, Clinical Psychology, University of…

Courtney Tiller

Counselor & Intake Coordinator

As a Counselor, Courtney works with children, teens, and adults in individual and group settings, providing those struggling to embrace their strengths in areas such as academics, social situations, and personal lives. Courtney is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). As Intake Coordinator, Courtney responds to requests for information about our services. Courtney looks forward…

Meagan Payne

Educational Specialist

As a Graduate Research Assistant and Educational Specialist, Meagan delivers academic intervention to students with learning challenges and contributes to the Center’s research efforts.  Education: B.S.C.J., Texas State University M.Ed., Boise State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since August 2016 Fun Fact: Meagan grew up in College Station, Texas, where mountains, snow, and…

Lori Johnston

Training Specialist

As a Training Specialist, Lori focuses on providing on-site training and mentoring to support Pre-K and kindergarten teachers in literacy strategies and best practices.  Education: B.S., Boise State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2018 Fun Fact: Lori loves to travel. She has only 18 more states to visit, mostly mid-west.