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Sherri Ybarra for Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction

Address the Whole Child

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"Education is my focus and passion, proven through my dedication and experience in the profession,” Ybarra said. Not only is Ybarra experienced in educational leadership, but she also has extensive education in her chosen field that makes her particularly qualified to serve as Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.

sherri ybarraAfter a successful first term serving Idaho's students and teachers, I am pleased to announce that I am seeking re-election next year.

It has been my honor to serve as Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and I need your support in this next election! I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue to work with you to create a bright future for our students and Idaho! I am running for re-election because like you, I know that Idaho needs strong experienced leadership to make sure our kids are getting the education they deserve.

I bring more than 20 years of experience in all phases of education -such as classroom teacher, Vice Principal, Principal, Federal Programs Director, Curriculum Director, and Idaho State Superintendent. I hold a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.S. with an emphasis in the Superintendency and I am working on the completion of my Doctorate.

After living in Idaho for over 20 years I consider myself a true “Idahoan”. I live in Mountain Home with my husband of 18 years, and my 17-year-old son. My husband is a career law enforcement officer and veteran. I'm proud that he served our nation in Operation Southern Watch in Kuwait. I enjoy family time and make it a priority, with such activities as bowling, swimming, and baseball.

I am a strong advocate for local control of schools. On statewide decisions impacting children, I pledge to continue my collaborative vision and plan for education, working side-by-side with the Idaho Legislature and other elected leadership. I plan to maintain my “service first" agenda with Idaho's school districts. My motto still is, and will continue to be: "Supporting Schools and Students to Achieve."

We bring strong collaboration, strong community support and a fiscally conservative way of doing business.

Educational Background

Educational Certifications

  • BA in Elementary Education
  • MA in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

Among the Accomplishments of My First Term as Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction:

  • Updated the standards and now teach the “Idaho Content Standards” which took stakeholder feedback and was approved by the legislature.
  • Local control: This is a vital component to a strong education foundation. Idaho is making gains in statewide testing and we successfully removed the graduation requirement and shortened the test.
  • Established the first Parent Advisory Council, which meets quarterly to support students and ensure parents or grandparents have a voice. Members are nominated and serve from every region of the state and are pillars in their communities.
  • Steady increases in graduation rates over the past two years. This demonstrates the new initiatives are on the right track!
  • Cost savings: Saved $1.3 million in FY15 and $4.4 million in FY16 by putting internet contracts back into the hands of our local districts; those savings were converted back into the General Fund, and is another example of local control.
  • Launched a comprehensive anti-bullying initiative that uses a team approach to address harassment and safety in our schools.
  • Steady improvement in test scores over most districts while assessing ways to maintain local controls and not bow to pressures from federal government funding.
  • New Teacher Recruitment Initiative to encourage and showcase the merits of a teaching career encouraging more potential Idaho teachers to join the profession.

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