Teachers

Tim Benedick, Special Education, received his degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He has spent several years teaching in both traditional and online schools and enjoys working with ITCA’s wonderful students and families to encourage and support their success.  Tim lives in Caldwell with his wife and kids. He enjoys traveling, sports, music, and anything Disney-related.

Dane Beorchia, Pharmacy Tech, is a full-time teacher and coach at Highland High School and a part-time teacher for ITCA. He lives in Pocatello with his wife, Kasi, and two boys Enzo (8 years) and Gio (4 years). He loves teaching and coaching and is very excited to help ITCA students navigate their health courses to gain more knowledge of the health care industry.

Rozanne Clark, English and Lead Teacher, earned her degree at Weber State University in Utah. Mrs. Clark is an experienced Learning Coach for virtual education, as she worked with her own two children in K12 schools for 14 years. She has worked for ITCA for 6 years. Rozanne lives with her husband and children in Nampa.

Sharinda Coltrin, Science, graduated from Utah State University in 1993 with a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Ms. Coltrin taught at BSU in the JET program and then taught ESL and GED classes in Caldwell for about 10 years before getting her teaching certification. She taught Math and Science for three years at Meridian Academy before joining ITCA.  She lives near Payette on a small farm with her husband and kids, as well as numerous chickens and goats. She is also starting her own raspberry farm.  She loves learning and enjoys reading and researching genealogy.

Mindy Comstock, Student Support Advisor, has a degree in Graphic Design from College of Southern Idaho. Her career changed as she merged into the K-12 education field as a secretary at a brick and mortar school. Ms. Comstock has a love for education and helping students pursue their academic goals. Mindy is excited to combine her background in K-12 and her love for technical programs at ITCA. In her time away from the office, she and her family spend time on the family dairy, fishing, and with family and friends. She has two daughters who love sports, friends, and keeping busy.

Erika Cowman, Agriculture, grew up on a small dairy farm outside of Fruitland, Idaho. While at Fruitland H.S., Ms. Cowman quickly fell in love with student leadership through the FFA program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education at the University of Idaho and taught high school agriculture in Meridian for 5 years. She lives with her husband and children in Meridian. She spends her time teaching her own children, teaching and leading in volunteer settings, and playing in her yard landscaping and gardening. 

Pablo Garcia, Mathematics, earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton. He has taught Math in a traditional setting for 19 years and online for 2 years. Mr. Garcia has also coached wrestling at the varsity level for many years. He enjoys trail running and mountain biking. He lives in Boise with his wife and daughter.

Jena Herriott, History, attended CSU Sacramento and earned her B.A. in History, and Credential in Social Studies. Ms. Herriott received her M.A. Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. Jena loves movies, the zoo, and playing cards. She is a good cook and enjoys making Mexican and Italian dishes. Jena lives in Meridian.

Staci Leavitt, Business, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Idaho State University and has been an educator for over 20 years. Ms. Leavitt enjoys when a student has learned something new and is willing to share their knowledge with others. Staci’s hobbies include quilting, sewing, reading, cooking, and traveling. In her travels she has walked along the Great Wall of China and has traveled to New Zealand to explore the glow worm caves. Staci also likes to try new recipes and compare ingredients in recipes. Some of her favorite time spent is hanging out with her nieces and nephews.

Hailey McDevitt, Counselor, has degrees from Boise State University and the University of Idaho.  Ms. McDevitt has worked at all education levels.  In addition to scheduling and preparing students for life after graduation her passion is social and emotional support.  She is an Idaho native but has also lived in Sweden and India. Currently, she is living in Boise with her husband and dog.

Tami Perez, Business, is currently the business and marketing teacher and an adjunct professor at College of Southern Idaho offering dual credit at ITCA.  Tami 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 was in Payroll and Human Resources for Idaho school districts.  This is her eleventh year in the classroom.  Tami spent six years at a Project Based Learning New Tech Network High School.  Ms. Perez loves to share her passion of the business world with her students.

Amanda Peterson, English and Student Support Services, earned a B. A. in English Education from Brigham Young University- Idaho. Ms. Peterson has taught English in three different states: Arizona, Idaho, and Missouri. She currently works in Student Support Services, and the national leadership team, to help students re-engage in school and teaches 11th and 12th grade English classes. Amanda lives in Star, Idaho, with her husband and three children. She loves to be outdoors hiking, ATV-ing, and fishing, but also appreciates staying in and snuggling up with a good book.