IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho Falls School District 91 has a new superintendent, and she is looking forward to the start of her first school year.
Karla LaOrange accepted the role in April and began her duties later this summer.
Supt. LaOrange has deep roots with District 91.
"This was my beginning," she said. "I was a student in Idaho Falls School District 91, I student taught here, I started my teaching career here, I was an Assistant Principal, Principal and worked at the District Office, prior to spending the last 11 years at BYU-Idaho."
During her time at Brigham Young University-Idaho, LaOrange worked as the Elementary Education Faculty Program Director and Department Chair.
She says she came back to D91 to work closely with teachers and be more involved in her community.
"This is my passion project. I have always wanted to come back to Idaho Falls School District 91... and really work on student achievement and just helping students learn and grow every day in our classrooms," LaOrange said.
Her goal for her first school year as superintendent is to create an inclusive environment among teachers, staff and the community to support learning.
"My mission and vision really is that we will all be working together, collaborating. We want that engagement of our community. We're going to be working hard to reach out to people," she said.