Boise School District Announces
Administrative Appointments
Boise, ID -- 02/22/2022 -- Boise School District announces the following administrative appointments for the 2022-2023 school year, effective July 1, 2022.
Joan Bigelow - Federal Programs Supervisor 

Joan Bigelow is a dedicated educator who has served students in the Boise School District since 1992. She has worked in several capacities in the District including as a Title 1 Paraprofessional (1992-93), Fourth Grade Teacher (1993-2009, Mountain View & Hawthorne elementary schools), Special Education Teacher (Mountain View, Pierce Park & Hawthorne elementary schools), Administrative Intern (2004-05, Mountain View Elementary), Extended Year Coordinator (2006-10), Intern Principal (2010-11, Grace Jordan and Riverside Elementary Schools), Title 1 Coach (2011, Morley Nelson and Jefferson Elementary Schools), Assistant Principal (2011-12, Morley Nelson and Whittier Elementary Schools), Principal (Jefferson Elementary School - 2012 to 2016) and Principal (Grace Jordan Elementary School - 2016 to present).  

Ms. Bigelow is a respected educational leader focused on providing the finest educational program tailored to the individual needs of each student. During her career in the Boise School District, she has served on a wide variety of District committees and participated in a number of District initiatives. She currently serves on the District’s Research Grant, Curriculum and Proposal Review Committee, which screens potential research, grant, curriculum, and program proposals to examine a proposal’s impact on the District’s Mission and Strategic Plan. She also co-chairs the Boise School District’s Principal Mentorship Program. This program provides newly hired school principals structured support from an experienced principal and strengthens collaboration and grows our district leadership.

Ms. Bigelow is committed to the District’s Strategic Plan Vision of preparing students for success in college, career and life. She is a strong collaborative leader who believes in evidenced-based instructional learning that benefits all students. She is a dedicated professional educator whose high-level of integrity, knowledge and commitment to public schools serves to benefit a diverse student population. She is a tireless advocate for District staff members and believes in professional development to further advance the quality and effectiveness of instruction provided to students. Ms. Bigelow is committed to building students’ success both inside and outside the classroom. She believes partnerships with parents and the community are essential to the healthy school environment. Ms. Bigelow readily utilizes District resources to ensure students are prepared to go on to succeed in secondary education and ultimately achieve success in college, careers and citizenship.   

Ms. Bigelow graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education Emphasis and graduated from the University of Idaho with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. 
Jason Hutchison - Human Resources Director

Jason Hutchison has served public school students for 23 years. During that time, he has worked in a wide variety of school-level and district-level positions. He currently leads Boise School District’s award-winning Dennis Technical Education Center as Principal, a position he has held since 2017. Before that, he led Boise’s Grace Jordan Elementary School as Principal from 2014 to 2017. 

Prior to serving the students of the Boise School District, Mr. Hutchison worked as a public school educator in California where he worked as an elementary and secondary school teacher (7 years), elementary and secondary school assistant principal (2 years), elementary school principal (3 years) and junior high principal (3 years).

Mr. Hutchison has participated in a number of public school leadership positions, including serving as Interim Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation; School Attendance Review Board Coordinator for the Richland School District; School Site Council Member; Principals' Council Member; English Language Development Committee Member; Athletic Coordinator and Discipline Committee Chairperson.

Mr. Hutchison is a graduate of the Association of California Administrators Human Resource Academy. In 2008, Mr. Hutchison was named Co-Administrator of the Year by The Association of California School Administrators. He was actively involved in a wide variety of community activities and associations in California, as well as in Idaho and believes strongly in building strong school/community relations.

Mr. Hutchison has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from California State University (Bakersfield, CA) and a Master of Education Degree from National University (San Diego, CA).
Administrator of Student Programs - Jolene Lincoln

Jolene Lincoln is a 23 year public school educator, having served in a variety of school and District level capacities during that time. She has worked as an elementary school principal (Whitney, 2020 to present; Hillcrest, 2015-2020) assistant elementary school principal (Whittier, 2014-2015); Federal Programs Consulting Teacher (2010-2015); Summer School Administrator (Morley Nelson, 2014); 7th and 8th Grade ELL Teacher (Fairmont Junior High School/Boise Language Academy, 2006-10); Elementary ELL Teacher (Koelsch Elementary, 2002-06); 7th Grade Science Teacher (Spokane Public Schools, 2000-02); and Adjunct Professor (Northwest Nazarene University, 2004-2015).
Mrs. Lincoln is a compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable education professional who is focused on the District's Vision of preparing students for success beyond high school - in college, career and in citizenship. She is dedicated to providing each and every student with opportunities to succeed both in school and in life. She has experience serving schools with a diverse student population and believes in setting high expectations for each student. In addition, she has served on a number of District committees and participated in a number of District initiatives that benefit Boise School District students. She is a collaborative instructional leader who has demonstrated a commitment to seeing that each and every student is provided equal access to opportunities to succeed in school and beyond.  
Mrs. Lincoln earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington University, a Master of Education Degree Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from Gonzaga University and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.
Faith Reader - English Language Arts Supervisor

Faith Reader has served Idaho’s public school students since 2006. During that time, she has served as an English Language Arts Teacher in a number of school districts and school systems, including Kuna School District (grades 9-11, 2008 to 2011); Nampa School District (grades 10 -12, 2006 to 2013); and Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (grades 4, 6-7, 2013-2016). Mrs. Reader also served as the Boise School District’s Secondary Reading Coach (2016-2020), Assistant Principal at South Junior High School (2020 to 2021), and Assistant Principal, Frank Church High School, (2021 to present).

Mrs. Reader has successful experience in serving the diverse needs of each and every student. As the District’s Secondary Reading Coach, she served the needs of secondary students at 12 school campuses in the Boise School District. Mrs. Reader is a strong instructional leader who is committed to the Boise School District’s Vision of graduating students who are prepared for college, career, and citizenship. She builds strong relationships with students, staff and parents and creates a positive educational environment where each student can achieve, learn and grow.  

Mrs. Reader earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary English Education from Northwest Nazarene University; a Master of Education Degree in Reading from Northwest Nazarene University and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University.
Stacey Roth - Capital Area Director

Stacey Roth has served Idaho’s public school students as a professional educator and administrator for thirty years. During that time, she has worked as a Spanish Teacher (East Junior High School, Boise School District, 1992-1995); District Secondary English as a Second Language Teacher and Coordinator (Blaine County School District, 1995-2004); Federal Programs Consultant (Boise School District, 2007-2012); and Student/Federal Programs Administrator (Boise School District, 2012 to present).

While serving students in the Boise School District, Ms. Roth has built solid and effective relationships with District personnel, including principals, fellow administrators, area directors, as well as students, parents, instructional staff and community members. 

In 2020, she was selected to receive a TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award that honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial, and professional roles.

Ms. Roth has demonstrated strong and effective skills in working successfully with a diverse population of students and families, including students and families served by the District’s Community Schools - schools that foster community partnerships by focusing shared resources that enhance pathways to learning in a welcoming culture of high expectations.

Ms. Roth currently serves as an integral team member in the District’s current initiative to transition to a Student-Centered Learning Coaching model throughout the Boise School District to better serve the academic needs of all students. Ms. Roth is a dedicated and committed professional educator who is focused on the District’s Vision of preparing students for success in college, career and in life.  

Ms. Roth earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University and Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Idaho.
District Area Director Assignments for 2022-2023 school year (effective July 1, 2022)

  • Becca Anderson, Borah High School
  • Stacey Roth, Capital High School 
  • Dr. Teri Thaemert, Timberline High School 
  • Brian Walker, Boise High School 
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Boise School District
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