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 | Executive Director

Mr. Pittman was the academic administrator for the Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) Alternative Program prior to leading ITCA. Before coming to IDVA, he 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. Mr. Pittman 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 before 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, he found success in bridging the gap between secondary engineering and technology education programs and postsecondary engineering programs.

Eric Olsen | Principal

Mr. Olsen joined ITCA in 2020 as a math teacher. In 2023 he began his new role as principal. Mr. Olsen has been teaching high school math since 2011.  He is passionate about helping students take ownership of their learning so they can be successful both in and out of school. Mr. Olsen loves hanging out with his family. Some of his interests include making and playing board games, running, performing traditional Irish music, and gardening.

Rachelle Marez | School Operations Manager

Mrs. Marez joined ITCA in the summer of 2022. Previously, she was the associate director of operations for FOCAF Head Start in the Treasure Valley for seven years. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in management and supervision in 2021 and, with her experience and education, has a passion for operations and leadership support. Mrs. Marez loves spending time with her husband and dogs, being outdoors, and traveling.

Amanda Judd | Special Services Administrator

Ms. Judd started with ITCA in July 2016. She has been working in online schools for the past ten years and values the relationships formed when working with students and families. Ms. Judd enjoys spending time with her family and has a son and a daughter. You will find her reading, running, hiking, boating, and traveling in her spare time.

Mike Groshong | Human Resources Director

Mr. Groshong 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. Mr. Groshong has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Montana and is pursuing a degree in corporate training from Idaho State University.

Regional Finance Manager

Tami Perez | Career-Technical Education Coordinator

Ms. Perez has spent 12 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. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Idaho State University and a Master of Education 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.