|Terry Ryan||Suzanne Metzgar||Amy Russell||Katrina Johnson|
|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, Ryan served as Vice-President for Ohio Programs and Policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for twelve years.Ryan 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 mid-1990s. He was awarded the Paterson International Fellowship from the University of Denver in 1994, and was research director for the UK-Based 21st Century Learning Initiative from 1996 to 2001.Ryan was a 2008 New Schools Venture Fund/Aspen Institute Fellow and was a research fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Ryan is a member of the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting. Ryan 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 is co-author of 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).
|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. She currently serves as board chair at Sage International School of Boise where she is also a founder. Suzanne enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, hiking and camping in Idaho’s great outdoors with her family. She has lived in Boise for eight years with her husband, Doug, and their two daughters.
|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 always had 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.||
Katrina workspart time as an intern for the Network, performing office tasks, helping to maintain the Network’s databases, researching topics relevant to Idaho charter schools, and any other odds and ends to help make Terry, Suzanne, and Amy’s days run smoothly.Katrina is a recent migrant to the great city of Boise. After completing her undergraduate degrees in History and Anthropology in 2009 at the University of Montana, Katrina moved to Scotland to pursue a masters degree. She graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow in 2011 with a Master of Letters in Celtic and Viking Archaeology. Katrina worked as a short-term field archaeologist before becoming a Visitor Services Assistant at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. She returned to the United States at the end of January and is enjoying adjusting to life in a place where the number of sunny days outnumbers the rainy.
Katrina is pursuing a career in museum education after falling in love with her work as a Volunteer Learning Assistant at a Victorian Era estate in the heart of Glasgow. She enjoys reading historical fiction and fantasy books, playing with her Golden Retriever, Kaishi, and spending time outdoors in the sunshine.