Meet Our Board of Trustees

  • Our Board of Trustees consists of five community members who volunteer their time and service to make decisions in the best interest of our schools and students. Board members are elected within their respective zones and serve four-year terms. The board selects the superintendent, sets district policies and budgets, approves educational programs, makes decisions about curriculum and textbook adoptions, and assures adherence to the district's strategic direction.
     
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    2022 Coeur d'Alene School Board of Trustees

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Rebecca Smith

Zone 5, Chair

Rebecca Smith has called Coeur d’Alene home since 1998. She is the Associate Director of Lutherhaven Ministries and has over 20 years of leadership experience in Youth Camping and Program Development, Retreat and Event Planning, and Outdoor Education. Rebecca is especially proud to be the first program director to work with CDA District 271 when Lutherhaven began partnering together for Trail Creek in 1998. Her current role focuses on the health, safety, and risk management of all campers, participants and staff. Rebecca has a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation Management and Leadership from Western Washington University. She and her husband have three children in the Coeur d’Alene District.    




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Casey Morrisroe

Zone 2, Vice Chair

Casey Morrisroe was elected to the Board in May of 2015.  He was raised in Hayden, graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School and holds B.S. Degrees in Business Management and Marketing from Arizona State University.  He has a small business background focusing in retail and service industries and since 2002, has owned and operated Specialty Recreation and Marine.  Prior to joining the Board, he served on the district's Long Range Planning Committee.  He lives in Hayden with his wife Katie and they have four daughters in the Coeur d'Alene School District. 




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Allie Anderton

Zone 1, Trustee

Allie Anderton is a lifelong resident of the Coeur d'Alene area. She was raised in Hayden and currently lives in the rural outskirts of Coeur d'Alene with her family. She attended Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, North Idaho College, and the University of Idaho, where her studies included elementary and special education and child psychology. For the last 14 years she has been a stay-at-home mom while actively participating in her children's school and church activities, coaching through Parks and Recreation, and volunteering in our community. Allie and her husband Barney have three daughters and a grandson. Two of their daughters are enrolled in Coeur d'Alene Public Schools. 




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Heather Tenbrink

Zone 3, Trustee

Heather Tenbrink has lived in Coeur d'Alene since 2004. She was raised in Indiana where she attended public schools and earned a bachelor's degree in Plant Science from Purdue University. After working for several years in a scientific research laboratory, she spent time as a full-time mother to her four children. She is currently employed as a tax accountant. She has volunteered extensively in district schools, serving first as Treasurer and then as President of the Skyway Elementary Parent Teacher Association. Heather lives in Coeur d'Alene with her husband Chris and her children attend schools in the district. She was appointed to the board in November 2021 and was sworn in on Dec. 6, 2021.    





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Lesli Bjerke

Zone 4, Trustee

Lesli Bjerke has called Coeur d’Alene home since 2017. Raised and educated in California, she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a M.A. in Educational Management. She taught elementary school for 25 years and holds a multiple subject credential with a supplemental authorization in math. During her time as an educator she served on many curriculum committees and on her district’s negotiation team. For the last 8 years, she has owned a small home-based business and works as a fashion stylist. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband, two grown children, family and friends.