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Roger Quarles

Roger Quarles

Roger Quarles is Executive Director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.

Having served as an Idaho teacher, principal, superintendent, and ultimately chief deputy state superintendent, Roger has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing rural education, and appreciates the fierce independence of Idaho and Idahoans alike. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Roger was co-director of the Idaho Leads project at Boise State University’s Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, and served as an Assistant Professor in the Executive Educational Leadership Program. Roger remains active in the business community through his service on a variety of boards, including Chairman of the Teach For America Regional Board. He is an avid outdoorsman and tennis player.

Launching Mission43 and Creating Communities for Veterans to Lead Idaho

Director’s Corner | Roger Quarles Executive Director, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Coming out of the 4th of July weekend, it’s a great […]

Super Powers Within Reach for Idaho Students

DIRECTOR’S CORNER | ROGER QUARLES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, J.A. AND KATHRYN ALBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION Four years ago, Sal Khan presented his vision of a free, […]

Helping Idaho Teens Take the Future into Their Hands

Director’s Corner | Roger Quarles Executive Director, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation In the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s ongoing effort to make […]

Board activity benefits Idaho youth

Director’s Corner | Roger Quarles Executive Director, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation It has been an eventful few weeks at the J.A. and […]

Parent, public voice crucial to drive lasting change

Director’s Corner | Roger Quarles Executive Director, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation In my experience as an educator at the local and state levels, a […]

Yes We Khan

Three years ago we met Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, and talked about new ways to meet educational challenges in Idaho. Khan Academy’s […]

Chartering new territory in Idaho

Today in Idaho, 11,000 students are waiting to get lucky … hoping to win the lottery and get in to a free public charter […]

TFA can help Idaho teacher shortage

Idaho is in the grips of a teacher shortage. As a result, no one suffers more than Idaho children. Last year, the U.S. Department […]

Idaho’s Children Deserve Vision

Idaho business leader Bob Lokken recently described Idaho’s current education and economic conditions as a “death spiral.” It sounds dramatic because it is. Idaho […]

Education Landscapes

When I was little, my great grandfather Joe Albertson took me for Sunday drives. When he and my great grandmother Kathryn would see diapers […]