The JUMP Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a systematic and comprehensive document that outlines procedures for responding to and managing various emergencies while on the Jump Campus. The plan includes key emergency personnel, communication methods, evacuation procedures, first aid procedures, emergency response teams, emergency exits, and recovery strategies. The goal of the JUMP EAP is to ensure that all individuals involved in an emergency know what to do, where to go, and how to respond in order to minimize harm and damage. Please take a minute to review the JUMP EAP before attending the Power Up Summit.
In 1998, J. R. Simplot attended a tractor and antique farm equipment auction in Billings, Montana at a place called Oscar’s Dreamland. The auction was billed as the largest private tractor and steam engine sale in the world with nearly 6,000 people in attendance, over 2,000 of which were registered bidders.
Over the course of three days, J. R. purchased around 110 antique tractors and steam engines along with other miscellaneous antique farming equipment. J. R. had plans to build an agricultural history museum where people would be able to see these machines and teach younger generations how we got to where we are today.
When J. R. passed away in 2008, he left behind not only his legacy but also a collection of vintage tractors. While deciding what to do with these tractors a new idea emerged. Why not build a lively community space where the tractors can be appreciated for more than just their history. They also can be seen as inspiring works of human ingenuity, which have helped cultivate the world we know today and inspire the world of tomorrow.
JUMP showcases 51 vintage steam engines and tractors dating as far back as 1885. These inspiring examples of industrial art and innovation connect our agricultural roots to the future of downtown Boise.
JUMP is centrally located in the heart of downtown Boise. ION has blocks of rooms at the sister hotels listed to the left. Both are within walking distance of JUMP. To ensure a room in the block, book early and use the group booking link by clicking the button under the hotel.
Parking at JUMP is limited. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to walk to JUMP when possible.
Jennifer is a Youth Service Consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries and has worked in public libraries for over ten years before assuming her current role. She received a B.A. in English from Lewis-Clark State College and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Jennifer's family has lived in Idaho since it was a U.S. territory, and she grew up in Boise. Her professional interests include youth and teen programs and services, library marketing, and leadership. She used to have personal interests, but now she has children and would really just like more sleep and coffee. Jennifer is currently serving as the ION Steering Committee president.
Mark Johnson’s 40-year career in local television news and sports has taken him to seven countries, earning him a National Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award and countless state broadcast reporting awards. Mark considers his most significant accomplishment to be the work he provided for hundreds of non-profit organizations in the four communities he served. His efforts on camera, on social media, and behind the scenes helped raise millions for local charity organizations. Now, in retirement, the Missouri Tiger grad enjoys hanging out with his two sets of twin daughters (and grandson!), playing golf, guitar, and piano, and riding e-bikes with his wife of 30 years, the love of his life, Chrissy.
CEO of Leading to Change, Eric Rowles is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker and consultant who has worked with Disney, the Department of Education and Nike on topics such as generational diversity, millennial culture, substance abuse and prevention and workforce development. Prior to starting Leading to Change, Eric served as Senior Director of Training with the Youth Leadership Institute, as Director of Leadership Development at Rutgers University and other youth centric programs. He is a father of two girls, a community organizer, published author, and enjoys working as a professional DJ.
Dr. Soñia R. Galaviz
Soñia Galaviz is a teacher in Boise, Idaho. She has taught for nearly 20 years in Title 1 schools and is passionate about public education and community engagement within those schools. In 2017, Soñia received acknowledgment from the National Education Association Foundation, winning the national award for Teaching Excellence. She received her doctorate in the spring of 2020 from Boise State University, focusing on STEM education for underserved populations. She works to develop partnerships between home, school, and community. In 2022, she was elected to serve in the Idaho Legislature and House of Representatives for District 16.
Play to Learn: The Power of Gaming in Social Emotional Learning
Ashley Byington is an educator, grant writer, gamer, and educational technology specialist. She is passionate about providing accessible and equitable OST opportunities to Idaho's youth and using games to meet students where they are. Ashley supports video game design and esports programs nationwide through STEM Forged, where she connects schools with funding and assists in implementing new programs. Prior to joining the STEM Forged team, she went to Boise State as a Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile technology student and successfully owned and operated a creative agency. She has been awarded Most Inspirational by Marriot and ThinkArt! Think & Wonder in 2015, and was awarded one of the Top 100 Student Leaders at Boise State University in 2017. Her favorite things to do are explore Idaho, dance, and spend time at home with her toddler in Meridian.
Scratching the Surface of Coding With Kids (Scratch Jr.)
Ashley Marotz is a former kindergarten teacher who earned her Elementary Education degree at Boise State University in 2018. She has served as a reading interventionist and worked in many early childhood settings. As an education specialist for IdahoPTV, she supports families and communities by connecting them with all the educational resources IdahoPTV and PBS have to offer. Marotz is passionate about early childhood education and believes it’s never too early to start learning.
Podcasting: A Revolutionary STEAM Tool for Creative Expression
Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure. There she earned two Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho, as well as other outdoor education certifications. Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps and outdoor programs both nationally and internationally. Prior to becoming an educator, Beth spent countless hours in various labs as both a researcher and manager. Whether it is in the classroom, or the great outdoors, Beth is always looking for new and exciting ways to engage learners of all ages and backgrounds and build collaborative partnerships with local organizations. Though always a Cheesehead, she currently splits her time between Idaho and Florida and enjoys exploring the unique beauty of both states.
Katie Francis has worked in education for 13 years as a teacher, instructional coach, athletic director, principal and District Coordinator. Katie is a Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer and has provided training and support for numerous schools and community partners in Eastern Idaho. The core focus of her practice is removing barriers for at-risk students and giving a voice to those without access or advantage. Katie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Resilience Project and is actively engaged with the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County.
D Dagondon Tiegs
D Dagondon Tiegs (they/them) is a Bilingual Social Change Associate with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. They are a proud Queer immigrant from the Philippines. D works as a community organizer with Black, brown and Indigenous, and Queer/Trans folks in the Treasure Valley. For the Idaho Coalition, D works with domestic and sexual violence advocates in providing services to youth from underserved, rural communities. They provide national technical assistance on teen dating violence awareness and prevention with a deep bench of academics, advocates, and community organizers!
Danielle recently completed her M.S. in Geosciences at Boise State University, where her research focused on climate and wildfire education. With an interest in education, Danielle also obtained her certificate for teaching and learning in higher education. Danielle is heavily involved in educational outreach and enjoys working with students of all ages, as well as educators, to promote science literacy. A native of Meridian, Idaho, Danielle shares a love of the outdoors with her four children, and in her free time can usually be found running in the foothills.
Jane Zink has created nationally recognized Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework™ trainings for parents and professionals who work in family-serving organizations and is a certified HOPE facilitator and Champion. Jane works on the Idaho School Readiness Project at Idaho AEYC. She has been working to strengthen families and improve outcomes for children for over 20 years and regularly consults with partners across sectors to help them intentionally implement strengths-based frameworks in their everyday interactions with families.
I get to be Andrew Fletcher. Every single day of my life. I believe that kids and adults need moments to have fun, enjoy life, try new things, play games, be silly, and connect with others. For the past 14 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to create these moments in out-of-school time programs throughout Idaho. I have been in a variety of out-of-school time roles such as a Site Coordinator, Chair of the Idaho Out-of-School Network, Fellow for the National Institute of Out-of-School Time, a Program Director, a State Coordinator for the State Department of Education, and now, the Executive Director of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. I love learning and have degrees in Professional Writing, Philosophy, and Educational Leadership. Let’s have some fun and learn together!
Janet holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and is an Idaho Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. She is co-founder and co-author of The Grump Meter, a tool that supports compassionate communication for families, schools, and health care professionals. Janet partners with schools, nonprofits, and workplaces to create inclusive, open-hearted environments for living and growing, learning and working.
Susan Stauffer has been the lead organizer of the UI-NESSP sub-award programming since its beginnings in 2019. Leading the nation for the number of teams registered in a state in 2022, Susan assisted in securing additional NESSP funding to offer a second Hub in Idaho as of 2023. A former math and statistics teacher at the high school and college levels, Susan is dedicated to providing quality programs to students. She also serves as the Hub Coordinator for the Idaho North and North Central STEM Ecosystem for Regions One and Two.
Jackie Yarbrough, MPA, LSW Jackie is a Senior Program Officer for the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. She leads the Education focus area with goals to remove barriers to education and address root causes that impact health by engaging with schools, organizations, and communities. Jackie is a Licensed Social Worker with 30 years of experience in the nonprofit, healthcare, social service, and education sectors. She has dedicated her career to social justice and serving others and is passionate about health, collaboration, and community building. Jackie holds a Master of Public Administration degree focused in nonprofit program management and development, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Idaho State University. Jackie is a native Idahoan who enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Lisa Wisham is a Research Associate for the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah. As a member of the Bridgeworks School Improvement Team, she co-designs and co-facilitates professional learning opportunities for school turnaround leaders, supports school leadership teams through individual and team coaching opportunities, and guides school leadership teams and their faculties through the 90-day school improvement planning process. Additionally, she engages teachers working in turnaround schools in monthly implementation cycles through data collection, data review, and continuous adjustment within the classrooms to maximize student success. Lisa also works with the UEPC evaluation team as they use student and program data to help afterschool program staff make thoughtful decisions and intentional adjustments based on their data.
Nicole Pratt is a Child Development Area Director in Canyon County for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Nicole has been working with youth and their families within the YMCA for close to 14 years. With a BA in Early Childhood Education, she embraces and empowers the youth within the community to be the best they can be through supportive and positive environments.
Officer Danelle Barrera
My name is Danelle Barrera, and I have been working for the Meridian Police Department since February of 2017. Prior to working for the Meridian Police Department, I worked for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department from January of 2014, where I worked in the jail and patrol for the Lakewood Station. Prior to beginning my law enforcement career, I attended the University of California, Davis where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and played water polo. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, camping and RZR riding with my husband, and watching him drag race motorcycles. I also enjoy a good reality TV show, working out and riding bicycles.
Hayley Regan is passionate about the work of transforming our education systems to support all students and families. She is the Collaboration Manager at United Way of Treasure Valley. Hayley is a life-long learner and an advocate for the Community School strategy. As a co-chair for the national United Way Learning Community at the National Coalition for Community Schools, she loves helping other United Ways realize the potential of partnering with schools more deeply in collective impact work. She holds a B.A. in History from Villanova University.
Welcome to the STEM Expo for Out-of-School Providers! Immerse yourself in a dynamic world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our expo is designed exclusively for dedicated educators like you, offering a unique hands-on learning experience. Engage in interactive activities and demonstrations that will ignite your passion for STEM education. Discover innovative teaching methods, cutting-edge resources, and practical strategies to inspire and empower your students. Join us for an enlightening journey into the realms of discovery and creativity, and leave with ideas to elevate your afterschool STEM programs. Unleash the potential of tomorrow's leaders through the power of hands-on learning – because the future starts with educators like you!
*The STEM Expo is included with your summit registration!