Educational Specialist

As an Educational Specialist, Renee designs an individualized academic program to support students with reading, writing, and organizational skills. Education: M.A., Columbia University Teacher’s College Ph.D., Fordham University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since August 2021 Fun Fact: Renee and her family are avid skiers, hikers, campers and water sports fans that bring their…

Training Specialist

As a Training Specialist, Cindy works with colleagues to plan, organize, and provide training and support to administrators, specialists, and teachers. This may involve large groups, small groups, or individuals looking to enhance implementation of evidenced-based practices to improve student outcomes. Education PhD, Idaho State University, Educational Leadership EdS, Idaho State University, Educational Administration MA,…

Training Specialist

As a Training Specialist, Heather performs a variety of educational services for the Center, including providing assigned training and support to educators. She also assists with curriculum and product development and distributes Center materials. Education: B.S., University of Utah M.S., Idaho State University Experience: Heather is a speech language pathologist with 12 years of experience…

Lead Educational Specialist

As a Lead Educational Specialist, Ashley has the opportunity to help students find their inner mathematician, to play with mathematics, and to connect it with their lives. Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Boise State University M. Ed. Boise State University Mathematics Consulting Teacher Endorsement, Boise State University Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2019.…

Educational Specialist

As an Educational Specialist, Annie focuses on designing and implementing academic intervention curricula to meet the exceptional learning needs of students and adults. Education: Master of Science: Special Education- Fort Hays State University  Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education- University of Wyoming Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2020 Fun Fact: Annie loves snowboarding and…

Educational Specialist

As an Educational Specialist, Dee Dee is dedicated to ensuring interventions address each student’s individual needs and are delivered in an effective, supportive manner. Education: B.A., University of Oregon University of WyomingM.Ed., Idaho State University Fun Fact: Dee Dee loves to ski and run in the mountains!

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…

Pragnyaa Cha

Educational Specialist

As an 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 play…

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…

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…