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Local teacher earns award from Idaho Education Association

| May 13, 2021 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — A recently retired art educator was recognized during the Idaho Education Association's Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held virtually April 17.

Tama Meyer, of Coeur d'Alene, was honored with the Shane Anderson Outstanding Member Award.

Meyer taught at Boundary County Middle School for 25 years before retiring in 2013 and moving to Coeur d'Alene, where she helped organize the North Idaho Education Association Retired Chapter. The IEA describes Meyer as a dedicated educator and invaluable contributor to the IEA at state and local levels. She served on the Professional Standards Commission and the state’s ethics committee. Meyer has been a tireless advocate for the IEA Children’s Fund, which provides essential resources for students and families in need.

The award is named for teacher and association leader Shane Anderson, from Middleton, Idaho. Anderson's commitment to public education shined in her passion about teaching and involvement in the IEA.

This award was created to honor IEA members who share Anderson's commitment to and passion for public education and the work of the IEA. It is reserved for members who provide outstanding and dedicated service to their local and state education associations.