Commission Members

The PCSC’s seven members hail from all around the state. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor (3 members), Senate Pro Tempore (2 members), or Speaker of the House (2 members). They serve four year terms; statute provides for a two-term limit. Officers are elected every two years in the spring.


Alan Reed, Chairman

Idaho Falls
Term Expires: 2018
Appointed by: Pro Tempore

Alan Reed served on the Idaho Falls District 91 School Board from 1994 through 2003. For seven of those years, he served as chairman. He attended Ricks College and University of Idaho at University Place in Idaho Falls.

Reed is the president and co-owner of Reed's Dairy in Idaho Falls, which is a milking, bottling and sales company that manufactures ice cream and cheese. Reed has shipped his specialty dairy products nationwide and to Japan. He was born and raised in Idaho Falls and married his high school sweetheart, Holly. They have four children, all educated in District 91.

  
Brian Scigliano

Brian Scigliano, Vice Chair

Boise
Term Expires: 2020
Appointed by: Governor

After graduating from Boston Colleges School of Management, Brian Scigliano has spent the last twenty-five years in financial services.  He relocated his practice and his family to the Treasure Valley in 1998.  Being the child of two dedicated educators, a father of seven, and grandfather of five, he has been a vocal supporter of educational choices for families. 
Mr. Scigliano currently serves on the board of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, and the Idaho Human Rights Commission.  He lives in Boise with his wife and daughter.

 

Sherrilynn Bair

Firth
Term Expires: 2020
Appointed by: Governor

Sherrilynn Bair graduated from Idaho State University and received her Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix in Curriculum and Instruction. Sherilynn’s involvement with education includes working as a literacy specialist, online teacher, community library director, and curriculum director which have provided a broad base of educational experiences. Sherrilynn and her husband, Mark Bair, are lifelong residents of Idaho and are the parents of 5 children and 16 grandchildren. Sherrilynn is committed to making sure all Idaho children have educational opportunities that meet their individual and family needs.

 
Kelly Murphey

Kelly Murphey

Castleford
Term Expires: 2018
Appointed by: Speaker

Kelly Murphey retired in 2008 after 30 years in Idaho public education. For over 21 years he was the Principal and/or the Superintendent of the Castleford School District. Kelly and his wife, Suzanne, live on a small farm near Castleford. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Due to his seniority and leadership skills, Murphey served as the president of the Region 4 Superintendents group, as president of the Region 4 Athletic Board of Control, and as a board member for Region 4’s ARTEC Charter School in the later part of his career.

Since Retirement, Kelly has been busy conducting Title 1 reviews and acting as a Capacity Builder for one or two schools/districts a year. Kelly and another retired Superintendent helped operate/consult for a Charter school for a year.

 
Wanda Quinn

Wanda Quinn

Coeur D'Alene

Term Expires: 2020
Appointed by: Governor

Wanda Quinn received her Bachelors of Science from University of Washington, Masters In Education from University of Idaho and Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga Law School. Wanda’s involvement with K-12 education includes; 12 years on the Coeur d’Alene School District Board of Trustees,  Past President of the Idaho School Board Association and Co-Founder of EXCEL Foundation. Her community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce and Coeur d’Alene Rotary; member of the Idaho Community Foundation Panhandle Leadership Committee. She currently serves as Program Development Specialist for University of Idaho Coeur d’ Alene.

 

Kathleen "Kitty" Kunz

Boise
Term Expires: 2019
Appointed by: Pro Tempore

Kitty Kunz worked for Congressman Mike Simpson for seven years and finished her congressional work serving for both Congressman Bill Sali and Congressman Raul Labrador. She was appointed to the Idaho Women’s Commission by Governor Kempthorne and later became the Director of the Idaho Women’s Commission under Governor Risch, where she served until 2009. Her involvement with education began when her 5 children attended school. Ms. Kunz worked for seven years in School District #25 in Pocatello. She joined a group of citizens in Pocatello to form The Academy at Roosevelt Center, now known as Connor Academy. After she and her husband moved to Boise, Kitty became served as an advisor to the petitioning group that formed the Village Charter School. Now retired, Ms. Kunz resides in Boise with her husband of 43 years, Kent. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

 

Nils Peterson

Moscow
Term Expires: 2019
Appointed by: Speaker

Nils Peterson retired from Washington State University in 2011 after a career designing technology-based learning systems and assessing student learning outcomes. As Assistant Director of the University’s Center for Teaching Learning and Technology he played a key role in the University’s 2009 accreditation cycle.

With his passion for learner-centered school models, he served as Board Chair during the chartering and 2009 opening of Palouse Prairie Charter School. The school uses the Expeditionary Learning model.

Peterson now works part time as Executive Director of the Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, a non-profit whose mission is to create affordable home ownership opportunities within the city of Moscow.