Staff

Terry Ryan

President

President

 Suzanne Metzgar

Director of Member Services

Director of Member Services

Marc Carignan

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Amy Russell

Marketing Assistant

Executive Assistant

Terry Ryan is President of the Idaho Charter School Network and a member of the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho (ROCI) task force. Before moving to Idaho in August of 2013, Terry served as Vice-President for Ohio Programs and Policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for twelve years.Terry began his career in education as a teacher in Poland and worked with the Polish Ministry of Education and the Foundation for Education for Democracy.In the 1990s, he served as research director for the UK-Based 21st Century Learning Initiative. He is a member of the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting, and is a member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Policy Advisory Council.Terry has co-authored two books on education. Ohio’s Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael Lafferty of (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and The Unfinished Revolution with John Abbott (ASCD Press, 2000).

Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Political Economy from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies.

He lives with his wife Emilia and daughters Alexandra and Agnes in Boise, Idaho.

Suzanne manages the Network’s member services. She joined the Network in 2013, working on multiple program areas, communications and operations. She will spend a significant amount of time creating networking opportunities, developing group purchasing programs and establishing leadership development and training programs. Suzanne has a proven track record managing people and programs in Fortune 100 and small businesses as well as non-profits. She ran the Worldwide Marketing Operations and National Reseller Marketing departments for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor. Prior to joining the Idaho Charter School Network, she was the Business Manager at Meshwork Marketing. Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. Suzanne is passionate about improving education in Idaho and uses her skills and experience to advance the success of Idaho public charter schools and their students both on and off the job.

Suzanne enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, hiking and camping in Idaho’s great outdoors with her family. She lives in Boise with her husband, Doug, and their two daughters.

Marc Carignan is Chief Financial Officer of the Idaho Charter School Network and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.Marc has a unique blend of corporate and non-profit experience in finance, accounting, information systems, internal controls and management. His career started in 1993 at Grant Thornton LLP, a CPA firm with a strong non-profit practice focusing on higher education, trade associations and religious organizations. One of Marc’s largest clients was the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Marc was able to leverage his accounting and information system skills to help the Diocese streamline financial data gathering, reconciliation and reporting for its 330 parishes, 220 elementary schools, 30 high schools and a dozen other Diocesan sub-entities. Marc’s other notable clients where the Cal State Fullerton Foundation, the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.From 1998 to 2006, Marc served on the advisory board for Cal State Fullerton’s “Certificate in Financial Planning and Management for Nonprofit Organizations” offered through their extended education department. The advisory board created the program, developed all curriculum, and taught classes targeting non-profit employees and board members. Marc specialized in teaching about non-profit tax, accounting and reporting topics.In 2000, Marc transitioned into the private sector where he spent fourteen years as a hands-on finance, information systems and operations manager.  During that time, Marc devoted much of his spare time helping a variety of non-profit organizations with finance and governance as a volunteer board member/treasurer or hands-on program leader, and as an active Boy Scout leader.Marc left the private sector to return to his passion – working to enhance, improve, streamline and simplify the difficult work of managing organizations that have limited resources but unlimited desire to fulfill their missions.

Marc, his wife Laura and their three boys moved from California to Idaho in 2013. The entire family loves the outdoors and couldn’t help but falling in love with Idaho. The family enjoys sports, road trips, camping, hiking, and backpacking.

Amy is our communications guru and assistant extraordinaire. She oversees the daily activity of the Network’s website and social media accounts, curates education and charter articles from around the country, manages the Network’s monthly newsletter, and helps keep everyone else organized and on time.Amy majored in Marketing and graduated from Drake University in 2012. As an Idaho native, she is excited to start her career by helping to improve and support the educational landscape of her home state.Amy has cultivated a passion for photography, and spends much of her free time with a camera in hand. She also enjoys a great book, do-it-yourself projects, time spent with close friends, and skiing.