Staff & Teachers
Our Certified Administrators
Kathleen McLane Allison, MS, Ed
Since 1998, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of students, subjects, and environments both in physical location and online! I started working for iSucceed when they first opened in 2008. Over the years, I’ve served many roles from Social Studies instructor, team/department head and student council mentor, to Operations and Program Coordinator, Head of School and Executive Director. I am a firm believer and promoter of iSucceed’s mission and philosophy! The student and teachers are dedicated and the students inspire me with their determination.
As an administrator, I love making an impact on the school and enjoy the process of improving programs to best meet the needs of students and parents. It is so fulfilling to be part of a school that brings opportunity to students that was not available to them before this type of technology and structure. Every year during graduation time, it fills me with pride to see our graduates accomplish their final high school goals. In my spare time when I’m not immersed in the online world, I enjoy outdoor activities, exercise, music, reading, new technology, pop culture, learning, science fiction and art.
Clayton Trehal, M, ED
I have been an educator for the last 15 years, 8 in the brick-and-mortar setting, and 7 in online education. Prior to becoming an administrator I taught social studies and English courses, and I’ve taught every grade level from 7th to 12th! I am passionate about all things history and for me, reading historical nonfiction is like reading novels. In my spare time, I mostly like spending time with my wife and 3 children doing things like camping, watching movies, mountain biking, playing board games, snowboarding, and traveling to new places that we’ve never seen before.
I love how online education gives unique students choices that fit their needs and schedules. I’ve taught students who interned in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet or other international opportunities, students training for the Olympics or other competitive sports, working students, and students who just wanted to do something different than traditional school. I also love using technology to connect to students and to enhance instruction. The staff and school board at iSucceed are dedicated to providing a quality education to all students and I’m excited to be part of this team!
Tara Downs M, Ed.
In 2010, I entered the world of education. I started my career as a middle school elective teacher and department chair. I joined the iSucceed team in 2016 as a teacher in our Boise Study Lab. I have had the opportunity to teach a few elective courses, help develop our AVID program and move into an administrative position as vice principal. I love the flexible, personalized and supportive environment online school provides students with. iSucceed provides an opportunity for all students to acquire the skills they need for later stages in life while also offering a wide array of programs such as AVID, Advanced Diplomas and Dual Credit courses.In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors including camping, hiking, and riding horses.
I started in education in 1994,working for 13 years as a social studies and English teacher in brick and mortar schools. I am proud to have been on the iSucceed staff since its opening in 2008, and I have always valued the support and options that we provide to our diverse student body. I believe that our rigorous curriculum, dynamic and caring teachers, and amazing operations team create a truly high quality educational experience for our students, while allowing them the flexibility they need to make their education work for them.
As a member of the administrative team, I enjoy working on enhancing our program and solving problems! When I am not in front of my computer, I can be found outside, running, skiing, and gardening.
I have been in education for over 20 years with a focus on supporting students with disabilities and special population programs. I have been a middle and high school teacher before moving on to serve as a Building Principal and Director of Special Education. Prior to my time at iSVS, I worked at the state, national, and international levels, including serving as the National Director of Special Populations for Pearson Virtual School and Director of Partnerships for TeleTeachers, which focused on supporting the Colorado iMatter Program in providing free mental health services for K-12 students statewide. I specialize in supporting EL students with disabilities, SLD Identification, Disability Law and Policy, and Compliance Monitoring. I have also worked as a professor teaching undergrad and graduate education courses for general and special education teachers, and school administrators. I have been involved with and presented at the National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Association of School Psychologist (NASP), and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) where I served on the executive board and committees with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). I have been involved with the National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD) RTI Action Network as a SLD Identification Toolkit Roundtable Participant and Editorial Advisor, the National Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education (NCAASE), and the National Alignment Task Force for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Outside of education, I am an Olympic Development Program (ODP) Coach for Idaho Youth Soccer, a National Coaching Instructor for US Soccer, and the Director of Coaching for my local soccer club, Rapids SC.
Our Administrative Staff
I.T. Coordinator, Senior
Administrative Assistant, Senior
School Counselor, HS
School Counselor, HS
School Counselor, HS
School Counselor, HS
School Counselor, MS
Special Program Coordination:
ELL Coordinator/Online library
College and Career/CTE Coordinator
AVID Site Coordinator
iSucceed staff are here to assist you from enrollment to technical issues to course scheduling to student events! Office staff can be contacted by calling 1-208-375-3116 or for current students/parents by using the Staff Directory sheet emailed to you in the Welcome Email.
- State certified and highly qualified in subjects they teach
- Participate as Advisory teachers for student/family connections
- Dedication: 67% of our iSucceed teachers have been with the school for 5+ years
- Well educated: over half of our teachers hold a master’s degree or higher
- Members of iNACOL (International Council of Online and Blended Learning)
- Follow Idaho Online Teachers standards and several hold Idaho Online Teaching endorsement
iSucceed teachers are dedicated to student success. They are available for help and support in a variety of ways in your online courses. Teacher contact information is embedded in your course announcements and welcome emails from the beginning of your enrollment. You can learn more about them by clicking on the Teacher Spotlight below!