Dr. Ivie has over twenty-five years of experience in education and administration, focusing primarily on comprehensive reform, school improvement and school choice with a particular emphasis on serving students from high poverty, rural communities.

She previously served as Chief of Education for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center, Deputy Superintendent for the Idaho Department of Education, and Chief Elementary and Secondary Academic Officer for the Idaho State Board of Education.

Dr. Ivie has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, special education director, superintendent and board member in traditional public and public charter school districts. She has also worked as a coach, advisor and consultant for several federal and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational entities and youth-serving organizations.

Dr. Ivie is a licensed professional counselor and certificated educator in Idaho. She has served as the superintendent of Heritage Academy since 2012 and loves working with educators to implement education models that increase both student engagement and student achievement across all groups of students.

When she’s not at school, Dr. Ivie loves spending time with her husband and sons. She enjoys music, movies and sports. She also loves spending time outside, enjoying the beautiful Idaho scenery or traveling with her family.