Trustees and Superintendency

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Trustees of the Boise School Board 


 

Dave Wagers - President 

Dave Wagers was appointed to the Board in January 2015 and was elected President of the Board in September 2020. He has chaired the Strategic Planning, Facilities and Communications committees. Dave attended Cole Elementary, Fairmont Junior High and graduated from Capital High School, later graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He earned a Certified Management Accountant designation in 1991. Dave has been president of Idaho Candy Company since 1998 and has been active in the community for many years serving on numerous community, non-profit and education boards. Dave's mom, Mary Wagers, taught English and Reading at Fairmont Junior High School for 15 years.

Dave and his wife Jill (a Borah High graduate) have four children, three of whom graduated from Boise High School and one that graduated from Frank Church High School. 




Trustee David Wagers
 
Maria Greeley - Vice President 

Maria Greeley has been involved with the Boise School District for the past ten years as a parent, substitute teacher, volunteer, PTO officer and elementary school Leadership Team member. Working as a substitute gave Maria the opportunity to see both the successes and the challenges the District faces and will help guide her decisions as part of the Board of Trustees for the next six years.

Maria and her husband Neil have four children currently enrolled in the Boise School District. She attended Barat College in Illinois and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Maria also was co-chair for the 2012 Boise School District Levy Campaign.




Maria Greeley
Dr. Paul Bennion - Trustee

Paul R. Bennion currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at The College of Idaho. Dr. Bennion leads a Student Affairs Division comprising nine functional areas, and he teaches in the College’s Leadership Specialization Program.


Dr. Bennion earned his doctorate degree from the University of Idaho, his master’s degree from Boston University, and his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University. Dr. Bennion is a former participant in the Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education, and he completed the American Academic Leadership Institute’s year-long program. 


Dr. Bennion was raised in Boise and attended public schools. He has three children, two of which graduated from Capital High School and one who currently attends Boise High School. Dr. Bennion is married to Christina Bruce-Bennion, who serves as the Executive Director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise. 






 Dr. Paul Bennion
Nancy Gregory - Trustee

Nancy Gregory was elected to the Board in September 2002 and served as President of the Board from September 2014 to 2020. Her work on the school Board has included policy development, legislative advocacy for public schools, and work on boundary, strategic planning, transportation and facilities committees. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. The Gregory family has lived in Boise since 1990.

Nancy has volunteered in classrooms, served on numerous building and District committees, mentored parents, served as PTA/PTO president numerous times and founded a parent advocacy group. She strives always to "do what's best for students."





Nancy Gregory

Elizabeth Langley - Trustee

Elizabeth Langley was appointed by the Board in November of 2020.  Trustee Langley has significant experience working with the District on many levels, including as a parent. She has volunteered in the classroom, sat on the Boise Public Schools Foundation Board,  served on the Foundation's Finance and Executive Committees, and sat on the District Calendar Committee. 

Additional experience includes a number of non-profit boards, including the CATCH Homeless Initiative to address homelessness in our community. In addition, Trustee Langley has worked as an advocate and volunteer in committees at both the city level and at the state level in addressing the needs of education and homelessness.  As a business person who deals with long term strategic decisions and financials, Trustee Langley's  experience lends itself well to strategic decision-making and supporting the needs of the District in ensuring each and every student is prepared to succeed in college, career and citizenship.

Trustee Langley is a Partner of Echelon Group, Inc. and in her spare time she enjoys working with her children at their family cattle ranch, mountain biking and outdoor activities during all of Idaho's seasons. 









Elizabeth Langley

Beth Oppenheimer - Trustee

Beth Oppenheimer was elected to the Board in September 2016. She is a longtime advocate for education and wants to ensure that all children and families have access to high quality educational opportunities.

Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Montana. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and serves on various Boards and committees throughout the Treasure Valley which include the YMCA, Treasure Valley Education Partnership and the United Way Education Vision Council. Beth and her husband Jonathan have two daughters currently attending Liberty Elementary and East Junior High. 




Trustee Beth Oppenheimer
Shiva Rajbhandari - Trustee

Shiva Rajbhandari was elected to the Board in September 2022. He attended Highlands Elementary, North Jr. High, Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center, and he's currently a senior at Boise High. Shiva has been a community organizer since 9th grade, working on climate change, gun violence, and voting rights issues. As the first student to ever serve on the Board, he is passionate about mental health, supporting teachers, and sustainability in schools. 

Shiva is a member of the Idaho Climate Literacy Education Engagement and Research executive committee at Boise State University. He volunteers for BABE VOTE, Youth Salmon Protectors, Reclaim Idaho, and the Idaho Climate Justice League. Before his election to the Board, he served on the Boise Schools Sustainability Committee and on the Boise High Student Council. Shiva works as the Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Idaho Conservation League. In school, he is involved with the Green Club, Model U.N., and Sources of Strength. He also runs varsity cross country and track. In his spare time, Shiva loves to run, ski, and fish in wild Idaho.






   
Shiva Rajbhandari




Superintendency

 
Coby Dennis - Superintendent 

Mr. Clay (Coby) Dennis has been dedicated to the field of public education throughout his professional career. His service to the Boise School District, which began in 1991, has included serving students as a classroom teacher and an assistant principal at both the Junior and Senior High level. He also worked as a junior high principal, area director and deputy superintendent. Mr. Dennis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Master's and Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho. Superintendent Dennis has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2023-2024 school year, effective June 30, 2024.




Coby Dennis
Lisa Roberts - Deputy Superintendent 


Lisa Roberts is an award-winning professional educator who is dedicated to the District’s Vision of preparing students for success in college, career and in life. During her nearly 30 years in public education, she has served as an elementary school teacher, elementary principal, administrator and area director.  Mrs. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho and an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Idaho. The Boise School Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment Lisa Roberts as Superintendent, effective July 1, 2024.



Lisa Roberts

Clerk of the Board
Sharon Mast
8169 W. Victory Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-854-4123
E-Mail: [email protected]