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Melinda Smyser's Biography
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Melinda S. Smyser
Husband: Skip; 4 Children
MA, Education and Counseling, College of Idaho
BS, C/T/Design/Education/Extension, University of Idaho
Member, Parma School Board
Senator, Idaho State Senate, 2009-2012
Member, State Juvenile Justice Commission, 2002
Member, Governor's State Safe School Task Force, 1999-2000
Coordinator, Safe and Drug Free School Program, Caldwell School District, present
P.R. Coordinator, Caldwell School District, 1998 - 2000
Counselor, Caldwell Alternative High School, 1989 - 1997
Counselor, Parma School District, 1984 - 1989
Teacher, Wilder School District, 1982 - 1984
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Co-Chair, State Safe and Drug Free Schools Region 3, 2007-present
Member, Mentoring Network Inc., 1999-present
Member and Delegate to the National Leadership, American Counseling Association
Constitution Chair for Canyon County Schools, Idaho Federation of Republican Women
Member, Idaho School Counselor's Association
Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association
Member, Philanthropic Educational Organization Parma Chapter
State President, School Counselor Association
Member, State Dept. of Education: Safe and Drug-free Schools Committee
Member, Canyon County Local Emergency Planning Committee, 2007-2010
Vice-Chair of Parma School Board, Local and State School Boards Associations, 1998-2008
Public Policy and Legislative Committee Chairperson, Idaho Counseling Association, 1994-1996
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