Our Leadership Team
Our seasoned leadership team is committed to ensuring the finest education possible for Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) students. Leadership team members include:
Monti L. Pittman, Head of School, was the academic administrator for the Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) Alternative Program prior to leading ITCA. Before coming to IDVA, Monti spent four years as executive director for the iSucceed Virtual High School in Idaho, guiding the school from start-up to maturity. He received his M.B.A. from Idaho State University in 1994. He spent many years working as a business and IT manager for a number of companies in Idaho, including MCMS, ComputerLand Technology Group, and the J.R. Simplot Company. For six and a half years prior to coming to iSucceed, he used his industry experience to implement and support innovative Engineering and Technology Education programs in Idaho schools through the Division of Professional-Technical Education; most recently finding success in bridging the gap between Secondary Engineering and Technology Education programs and Post-Secondary Engineering programs.
Brad Christopherson, ITCA Operations Manager, started with ITCA in February of 2015. He graduated with a degree from Boise State University in Finance. While in school, he was an instructor of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Before working for ITCA, he worked in loan operations at Wells Fargo. Brad is excited about his job at ITCA, and he will soon be pursuing his PMI as he greatly enjoys working on projects and seeing them through. Brad has a wife of eight years and two little boys. In his spare time he spends time with his family, plays guitar, practices woodworking, and serves in his church.
Jodee Newman Sisson, ITCA Special Education Director, has worked in Idaho as both a School Psychology Intern and a Certified School Psychologist since 2002, in Eastern, Central, and Southwestern brick and mortar districts. In 2012 she became a Special Education Director, and three years later moved to IDVA as the Special Services Administrator in July of 2015. She has had two of her own children graduate from IDVA in the past, and has done some School Psych contracting for IDVA, as well. She is a believer in cyber learning as an option that meets the needs of many students, including students with special needs. She is excited to be a member of the ITCA Administrative Team!
Allen Wenger, ITCA Financial Manager, joined K¹² in 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master's in finance and banking from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. Allen has work experience in the U.S. government, Peace Corps, and the Department of Defense. He spent 30 years in the civil service, working as a financial officer in the Air Force.
Mike Groshong, ITCA Human Resources Director, began as IDVA's operations manager in the school's inaugural year. His background includes four years as an intelligence analyst and Russian interpreter with the U.S. Navy, and almost 18 years in upper management with American Drug Stores. He served as the dean of students, athletic director, and student council advisor for Butte County School District. Mike has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Montana and is pursuing a degree in corporate training from Idaho State University.
Heidi Higgins, Senior Local Development Manager for K12 schools in Idaho, was educated at Brigham Young University. As the senior local development manager she helps the school connect to different Idaho communities by developing partnerships with businesses and organizations as well as hosts events and information sessions. She also works with teachers and families to ensure interactivity within the school. Three of Heidi's own children attended a K12 school. She has been nationally recognized as a motivational and political speaker since 1978.