Staff & Teachers

The iSucceed Team: Who We Are

Our Certified Administrators

Katie

Kathleen McLane Allison, MS, Ed

Executive Director

Since 1998, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of students, subjects, and environments both in physical location and online! I started working for iSucceed when they first opened in 2008. Over the years, I’ve served many roles from Social Studies instructor, team/department head and student council mentor, to Operations and Program Coordinator, Head of School and Executive Director.  I am a firm believer and promoter of iSucceed’s mission and philosophy! The student and teachers are dedicated and the students inspire me with their determination.

As an administrator, I love making an impact on the school and enjoy the process of improving programs to best meet the needs of students and parents. It is so 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. Every year during graduation time, it fills me with pride to see our graduates accomplish their final high school goals. 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.

Clayton Trehal

Clayton Trehal, M, ED

Principal

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 that fit their needs and schedules. 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. 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!

Tara Downs M, Ed.

Vice Principal

Tammy Peoples Ed.S

Special Education Director

I have been an educator in Special Education for the past 23 years working with special needs students from preschool through high school.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Weber State University in Utah, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Boise State University, and an Education Specialist Degree from Northwest Nazarene University.  Since 2017, I have been working online as the Special Education Director for iSucceed and have genuinely enjoyed this educational environment.   iSucceed Virtual High School provides an opportunity for students to focus on their education in a safe environment, with support from general education and special education teachers.  Special Education teachers, along with the student’s team members, develop individualized programs for students with special needs to be successful in the online world.  I enjoy being able to live in the mountains, where I play in the great outdoors, and be able to work with students and staff from home or the Boise office.

Our Administrative Staff

Laura Baker
Business Manager

Melissa Price
Operations Manager

Patrick Herdt
I.T. Coordinator

Melissa Cosgrove
HR Coordinator and Exec. Assistant

Crystal Sistoni
Academic Counselor

Karen Lesh
Academic Counselor

Connie Bartel
Registrar

Brenda Foisy
Administrative Assistant

Special Program Coordination:

Jodi Liby
ELL Coordinator

Kim Tomkinson
College and Career Coordinator

Mary Salove
AVID Site Coordinator

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