Meet Our Administrators
Our seasoned leadership team is committed to ensuring the finest education possible for Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) students. Learn about our school administrators.
Monti L. Pittman | Head of School
Monti 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 MBA from Idaho State University in 1994. He spent many years working as a business and IT manager for several 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.
Julie Ingwersen | School Operations Manager
Julie started with ITCA in April of 2019. Prior to joining ITCA, Julie worked in various positions at Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), including in roles as a database administrator and as the office/operations coordinator. She earned an associate degree in business from the College of Western Idaho. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in multidisciplinary studies, with a minor in human resource management, including a certificate in dispute resolution. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband and her two boys. She enjoys traveling and crafts.
Amanda Judd | Special Services Administrator
Amanda started with ITCA in July 2016. She has been working in online schools for the past ten years and values the relationships that are formed when working with students and families. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and has a son and a daughter. In her spare time, you will find her reading, running, hiking, boating, and travelling.
Mike Groshong | Human Resources Director
Mike 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.
Jake Houtrouw | West Region Finance Director
Jake joined ITCA in August 2021. Jake earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah as well as a master’s in accounting. Prior to joining Stride, I worked for several years in audit and most recently was the K-12 funding administrator for the State of Utah.
Tami Perez | Career-Technical Education Coordinator
Tami has spent twelve years in the classroom as a business and marketing teacher and was an adjunct professor at the College of Southern Idaho offering dual credit at ITCA. Ms. Perez earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Idaho State University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Idaho. The first ten years of her career were in Payroll and Human Resources for Idaho school districts. Ms. Perez spent six years at a Project Based Learning (PBL) New Tech Network High School and helped to implement PBL at ITCA. Ms. Perez loves to share her passion for the business world with our students.