Brad Patzer is the District Services Manager and a Regional Coordinator for Idaho Digital Learning Alliance. Most recently he has served as a member of the state's, "Students Come First" task force, and as a member of the State Board of Educations Online Learning Subcommittee. He is a former member of the Professional Standards Commission for the State of Idaho, and has been a presenter several times at the iNACOL national conference. In his current position, he oversees the IDLA team of principals. At the time that he received the Milken Educator Award, Mr. Patzer was a social studies, economics and math teacher at Mountain View Alternative School for the Lakeland School District in Rathdrum, Idaho. Seeking the best educational approach for each student, Mr. Patzer utilizes technology and a relaxed manner to reach his students. Some of his successful classroom activities have included utilizing computer simulations, mock congressional hearings, classroom legislative simulations and role- playing activities. He frequently invites community leaders and veterans into the classroom for discussions. Mr. Patzer has worked with nearly every level of students from pre-k through college. Additionally, he also taught Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) courses at the Kootenai County Jail.
1988 Eastern Washington University, B.A.
Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, University of Idaho, 2012
Master of Education, University of Idaho, 1998
Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics Education, Boise State University, 2002