IPCSC staff performs the day-to-day work of school authorizing and oversight. We are happy to answer any questions you have.

Idaho Public Charter School Commission Director

Jacob has been in public service, supporting Idaho schools for over 15 years. He holds degrees in accounting and business administration from Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University. In 2007, he joined Idaho Digital Learning and took on leadership roles in finance and human resources. During his tenure, Jacob played a crucial role in establishing Idaho Digital Learning as a government entity. He actively contributed to the development of the agency's statutes, Idaho State Board of Education Rule, internal policies, budgets, and strategic plans.

Academic Program Manager

Before joining the IPCSC staff in early 2024, Jen Coffey spent over 13 years as a secondary math teacher at a small IB school in Boise, ID. In addition to her teaching role at the school, Jen led the development and organization of the new, leveled MYP Math Curriculum. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Idaho and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. Outside of work, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and exploring outdoor activities in Stanley, ID.

Portfolio Program Manager

Prior to joining the PCSC staff in 2020, Jared Dawson spent over 10 years working for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, where he spent the majority of his time developing and implementing process documentation for statewide staff for Benefits and Child Support programs. He holds an M.A. in Communication, and spent one year upon graduating as a faculty member at Lewis-Clark State College. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing music and going on outdoor adventures.

Finance Manager

Jean joined the IPCSC team in March 2024. She grew up in rural Idaho and joined the military as a means toward receiving higher education. Much of her career has been spent in support of education in the state of Idaho. Jean enjoyed working as a substitute teacher in the Emmett school district before being hired by the Department of Education as an assistant to a team managing diverse programs including Advanced Opportunities, Driver Education, and numerous grants. From there she transitioned to the Idaho Department of Labor as a financial specialist to manage the Idaho Job Corps federal grant. While with the IDOL accounting team, Jean also worked in federal reporting and as the supervisor of the Unemployment Cashier unit. She holds an AAS in Business Management and Accounting, a BAS from BSU in Business, and an MBA from NNU. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, as well as enjoying the outdoors.

Technical Records Specialist

Prior to joining IPCSC in 2023, Naysa spent almost 9 years as a Student Services Specialist at the College of Southern Idaho. There she did support services for the faculty and students for both the Engineering, Physical and Computer Sciences Department and the Agriculture Department. She has an Administrative Assistant AAS degree. She enjoys spending time with her family when she is not at work.


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