Boise School District Announces
Boise, ID -- 05/05/2023 -- Boise School District is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments, effective July 1, 2023.
Myrna Avila - Assistant Principal, Whittier Elementary School
Myrna Avila has taught public school students in Idaho for the last 21 years. During that time, she has served as an elementary school teacher (Nampa School District, 2001-2002; and Hidden Springs Charter School, 2002-06), middle school Spanish Teacher (Hidden Springs Charter School, 2004-05); English language learner teacher (Boise High School, 2012-13); Spanish 2,3, AP Spanish Literature and Culture Teacher (Boise High School, 2006 to 2018); Assistant Principal, Timberline High School (2018 to 2022); and Principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School (2022 to 2023).
Ms. Avila is a respected and knowledgeable education professional who is passionate about serving all students. She is committed to creating a learning environment that is safe, interesting, engaging and inclusive of all learning and readiness abilities. She is dedicated to the District’s student-centered instructional model that provides the necessary support, resources and guidance to see that each student can and will learn successfully.
She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is particularly committed to establishing a responsive culture for learning. She has substantial educational leadership experience, having served as her school’s AVID Site Team Member, ISAT Test Administrator, Leadership Team Member and World Language Department Head, to name just a few. She has worked collaboratively with faculty and support staff to build an inclusive and supportive Multilingual Program to develop language acquisition for newcomers and build bridges for family inclusion. In addition, she has provided support to new teachers as part of the District’s New Teacher Induction Mentor Program.
Ms. Avila earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bilingual Elementary Education from Boise State University and a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Boise State University.
Robin Butler, Assistant Principal, Fairmont Junior High School
Robin Butler is a caring, well-respected and knowledgeable professional educator who is committed to the success of each and every student. For nearly a decade, Ms. Butler has served the needs of Idaho’s public school students. She is committed to establishing a school environment and culture that is safe and responsive to the needs of all students and families.
During her career, she has worked as a special education paraprofessional (Garfield Elementary School, Boise School District, 2013-2014); Extended Resource Special Education Teacher (Maple Grove Elementary, Boise School District, 2014-2019); Excel Special Education Teacher (Amity Elementary School, Boise School District, 2019-2020); Assistant Principal, Syringa Middle School, Caldwell School District (2020 to present); and Assistant Director of Special Services, Caldwell School District (currently).
Ms. Butler possesses a diverse background and knowledge base that makes her an effective leader focused on enhancing student development and success. In addition to significant experience in special education law, Ms. Butler has successfully implemented school wide initiatives and programs that build effective and lasting relationships which lead to successful outcomes for students and families.
She is dedicated to the District’s student-centered instructional model, which is founded on the belief that each and every student can and will learn successfully when provided the direction, resources and guidance necessary to achieve success. She supports staff members by providing meaningful and relevant professional development opportunities. In addition, she provides the leadership necessary to ensure that students learn in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Boise State University; a Master Degree in Educational Leadership from Boise State University; and a Director of Special Education Endorsement from Boise State University.
Josh Hackenberg, Principal, Adams Elementary School
Mr. Josh Hackenberg has served public school students in Idaho for over ten years. His passion for education began in 2009 as a substitute teacher with the Boise School District. He decided to pursue a Masters in Teaching due to the positive experience he had with Boise’s schools and students. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his passion, commitment and dedication to creating a positive and responsive culture of learning.
He is committed to the District’s Student-Centered Learning philosophy, which is the foundational belief upon which all students can and will learn. Mr. Hackenberg builds effective relationships with students, families and staff members that leads to student success. His strong leadership skills provide the guidance and direction necessary to build a safe, secure and nurturing learning environment where students thrive. Mr. Hackenberg believes in empowering students to take ownership of their own learning.
During his career, Mr. Hackenberg has served in a variety of educational roles:
- Elementary school teacher (4th/5th grade, Washington Elementary School, Caldwell School District, 2012-2017);
- Instructional Coach (Washington and Wilson elementary schools, Caldwell School District, 2017-2018);
- Principal, (Washington Elementary School, Caldwell School District, 2018-2020);
- U.S. History Teacher, (Boise Online School, Boise School District, 2020-2021);
- English as a New Language Teacher (Jefferson Elementary School, 2021-2022); and
- Learning Coach (Dennis Technical Education Center, 2022 to present)
Mr. Hackenberg earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Political Science from Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA); Master of Arts degree in Teaching with an English as a Second Language Endorsement from George Fox University (Boise, ID); and an Educational Specialist degree in Building Administration from Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID).
Abram Lines - Principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School
Abram Lines has served as a secondary school teacher (5 years), assistant high school principal in Texas (2 years), assistant principal at Capital High School in the Boise School District (4 years) and currently serves as Principal at Mountain View Elementary School (5 years). He is an effective leader who is committed to the Boise School District's student-centered instructional model and establishing a positive and responsive school culture that believes each and every student can learn when provided the support, resources and guidance.
Principal Lines is also dedicated to the District’s Strategic Plan Vision of preparing students for success in college, career and in citizenship.
As a school administrator, Principal Lines has successfully directed a number of responsibilities, including providing instructional supervision of a high school social studies department, overseeing school security, observing and evaluating classroom teachers, interviewing applicants for teaching and security positions, and serving as his school's AVID Site Administrator, a program to successfully prepare middle performing students for the rigors of college.
Mr. Lines also taught secondary school students, designing, implementing and teaching curriculum for at-risk 9th grade students, as well as teaching various Advanced Placement courses in social studies. He also coached boys’ basketball and girls’ track and field. Abram has experience leading continuous collaborative evaluation of curriculum with students, teachers and school administrators and as a conference presenter on the topic of Technology: Transforming the Role of the Instructional Leader.
Abram received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from Boise State University and a Master Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University - Central Texas.
Eva Meyerhoeffer - Principal, Mountain View Elementary School
Mrs. Meyerhoeffer has spent the last twenty years working in the Jerome School District. During that time, she taught 6th grade in 2003 and later served as an assistant principal at Central Elementary. As a new school was built to replace Central in 2008, she focused on her administrative duties while moving, building and creating a new school, Summit Elementary, where she has currently served as principal since 2010.
In her time at Summit Elementary, Principal Meyerhoeffer has created a positive school culture where students are empowered and teammates are valued and celebrated. She happily invites her team to FISH! while modeling the four practices of Being There, Play, Choosing Your Attitude and Make Their Day.
Her drive to be a hands-on instructional leader has played a crucial part in seeing academic growth, especially in math, as she collaborates weekly with teachers, using student work and sharing instructional strategies. She strongly advocates for student and teacher voices and believes in working collaboratively to build trust and positivity.
Mrs. Meyerhoeffer is a trained PBIS team member and a part of the school’s MTSS Team. She began the training process last year in AVID and implemented school-wide strategies to increase student accountability and parental involvement. Her current school also began a new STEAM and Robotics Club, which it strongly supports.
For the last four years, Mrs. Meyerhoeffer has transitioned four classrooms into Dual Language Immersion programs and just recently, she introduced departmentalizing to include co-teaching and push in tier two and three services.
Most importantly, Principal Meyerhoeffer is about connecting and relating with students, teammates and parents. Her mission is to create a safe space where ALL are motivated, solution-oriented and driven to be their best self, when no one is looking.
Prior to working in JSD, she worked at Sawtooth Elementary in 1994 (teacher) and at Oregon Trail Elementary (assistant principal) in Twin Falls.
Principal Meyerhoeffer earned her BS in elementary education from Boise State in 1993 and a Masters in Administration from University of Idaho in 1998.
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