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.
The 2021 PAIT recipients were announced this past December 18th, 2021. Recipients include: Mike Brushafer of Canyon Springs High School, James Ledoux of Renaissance High School, Jake Miller of North Junior High School, and Lisa Sterling of Hillside Junior High School. In addition to receiving the honor of being selected, PAIT award winners receive a plaque, $2,000, and a $500 award to their school.