Judy Drake, director of secondary education for the Coeur d’Alene School District, has been named Administrator of the Year by the Idaho Association of Educational Office Personnel (IAEOP).
Drake, who is the first North Idaho recipient of the award in IAEOP’s 25-year history, was cited for professional accomplishments, including the University of Idaho Silver and Gold Award in 1996 and being named the Middle Level Educator of the Year in 1995 and for encouragement and support of office staff’s professional development.
Drake began a classroom career in 1963 and has since served as a middle school vice principal and principal before acting as the director of secondary education in 1992. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Idaho and an independent educational consultant.
Drake is active in the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and is past president of Idaho Secondary School Principals and Idaho Association of School Administrators.
Peg Booth, Beth Berger, Kerri Ost and Dawn Smith, all of Post Falls, and Linda Rider, Jim Wilson and Gerry Wilson, all of Coeur d’Alene, recently attended the annual Western Regional 4-H Leaders Forum and Workshop in Tucson, Ariz.
The four-day function, titled “Catch the 4-H Mission,” focused on how to prepare children for the real world by teaching values and personal accountability and helping them to be successful in adulthood. The group joined 56 other Idaho leaders and more than 600 from 13 Western states, Canada, American Samoa, Miocronesia and Guam.
Jennifer Crupper of the Northwest Rangers 4-H Club, Mike Beck of the Prairie Wranglers 4-H Club and Kristen Hill and Luke Malek of the Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club will be attending the 10th annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference in Boise this month.
The youths will be part of the 160 students statewide to attend the conference focusing on gaining a better understanding of Idaho’s legislative process and judicial system. Students will stage a mock trial and mock committee meetings and tour the Capitol and Idaho Supreme Court buildings.
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