Staff & Teachers

The iSucceed Team: Who We Are

Clayton Trehal

Clayton Trehal, M, ED


I have been an educator for the last 15 years, 8 in the brick-and-mortar setting, and 7 in online education. Prior to becoming an administrator I taught social studies and English courses, and I’ve taught every grade level from 7th to 12th! I am passionate about all things history and for me, reading historical nonfiction is like reading novels. In my spare time, I mostly like spending time with my wife and 3 children doing things like camping, watching movies, mountain biking, playing board games, snowboarding, and traveling to new places that we’ve never seen before.

I love how online education gives unique students choices. I’ve taught students who interned in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet or other international opportunities, students training for the Olympics or other competitive sports, working students, and students who just wanted to do something different than traditional school. It is amazing to see students and families utilize this opportunity to work with their lives and schedules. I also love using technology to connect to students and to enhance instruction. The staff and school board at iSucceed are dedicated to providing a quality education to all students and I’m excited to be part of this team!


Kathleen McLane Allison, MS, Ed

Executive Director

I started working for iSucceed when the school opened in 2008. Over the years, I’ve served many roles from Social Studies instructor, team leader, department head and student council mentor, to Operations and Program Coordinator, Head of School and Executive Director. One thing I’ve loved about iSucceed is the school culture. The teachers are dedicated and the students inspire me with their determination. I’ve been an educator since 1998 and enjoy working with a variety of students, subjects, and environments!  I started teaching online in 2002, with the advent of online schooling in Idaho and it’s been an exciting journey.

As an administrator, I love making an impact on the school from an educator perspective and I enjoy the process of improving programs to best meet the needs of students and parents. One of my favorite times of the year is graduation. It fills me with pride to see our graduates accomplish their final high school goals. It is also fulfilling to be part of a school that brings opportunity to students that was not available to them before this type of technology and structure. In my spare time when I’m not immersed in the online world, I enjoy outdoor activities, exercise, music, reading, new technology, pop culture, learning, science fiction and art.

School Staff

Laura Baker
Business Manager

Tara Downs
Vice Principal

Melissa Price
Operations Manager

Tammy Peoples
Special Education Coordinator

Jodi Liby
SpEd Teacher/ELL Coordinator

Crystal Sistoni
Academic Counselor

Karen Lesh
Academic Counselor

Patrick Herdt
I.T. Coordinator

Connie Bartel

Melissa Cosgrove
Business Assistant

Brenda Foisy

iSucceed staff are here to assist you from enrollment to technical issues to course scheduling to student events! Office staff can be contacted by calling 1-208-375-3116 or for current students/parents by using the staff directory sheet emailed to you in the Welcome Email.

Our Teachers

  • State certified and highly qualified in subjects they teach
  • Participate as Advisory teachers for student/family connections
  • Dedication: 67% of our iSucceed teachers have been with the school for 5+ years
  • Well educated: over half of our teachers hold a master’s degree or higher
  • Members of iNACOL (International Council of Online and Blended Learning)
  • Follow Idaho Online Teachers standards and several hold Idaho Online Teaching endorsement

iSucceed teachers are dedicated to student success. They are available for help and support in a variety of ways in your online courses. Teacher contact information is embedded in your course announcements and welcome emails from the beginning of your enrollment.  You can learn more about them by clicking on the Teacher Spotlight below!

Teacher Spotlights