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.

Deb Freeman

Training Specialist

As an Training Specialist, Deb works with first grade teachers on best practices for literacy skills in the classroom and with Pre-K teachers on early literacy skills to get them ready for Kindergarten.    Education: B.S., University of Idaho M.Ed., University of Phoenix Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2018 Fun Fact: Many moons ago, my high…

Shannon Steege

Training Specialist

As Training Specialist, Shannon provides training and coaching support to preschool-elementary school teachers and assists school districts in school improvement efforts.  Education: B.A., Boise State University M.A., Gonzaga University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2017 Fun Fact: In her spare time, Shannon enjoys traveling far and wide!  Her favorite place in the whole…

Cristianne Lane

Professional Development Director

As a Professional Development Director, Cristianne and LPLC’s talented team of trainers provide professional development in evidence-based literacy and mathematics instruction to teachers across Idaho and beyond!  Education: B.S., Oregon State University M.Ed, Washington State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2008 Fun Fact: When she is not running around Idaho working in…

Anna Maderis

Training Specialist

As a Training Specialist, Anna works with teachers all over Idaho providing professional development in writing, reading, self-regulation, and more.  Education: B.A., Western Washington University M.A., Grand Canyon University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since August 2012 Fun Fact: Anna started her teaching career in a 2 room schoolhouse high in the Ruby Mountains…