Educational Institutions

Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.

Creating a pathway to learning for every child

aka LPLC

Boise, ID


Lee Pesky Learning Center works together with students, families and schools to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. We specialize in improving the lives of people with learning disabilities through prevention, evaluation, treatment, and research.

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Executive & Scientific Director

Dr. Evelyn Johnson

Main Address

3324 Elder Street

Boise, ID 83705 USA


Learning disability, Idaho, education, ADHD, dyslexia, college aspirations, teacher training, early literacy





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

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We envision a world in which all children have their learning needs met. To accomplish this, we work together with families, schools and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. We are committed to providing the highest quality individualized evaluation, academic and counseling support to children. We are committed to training and preparing the next generation of special education teachers, counselors, psychologists and researchers to ensure that our advances in understanding and improving educational services for children with learning and attention challenges continue. We are committed to forging and sustaining strong community partnerships with schools and other organizations that serve families. The strength of our partnerships ensures that children receive comprehensive services. Working together, we create stronger communities. Finally, we are committed to research. Advancing the knowledge base as we continue to learn more about the underlying neurocognitive, psychosocial and environmental factors that impact learning is a critical component for achieving our mission and vision.

We hope to create an understanding that there are multiple pathways to learning, and that when we are able to better understand each child's unique pathway, we can help every child achieve their potential.

1. Deliver our services in alignment with The Pesky Way, a model of service delivery we have created and refined over the years with great success. Our services begin with an understanding of each child's unique learning profile, so that we can leverage their strengths while developing their academic skills.

2. Provide professional development and training opportunities for K-12 teachers to ensure that they are equipped to deliver instruction in ways that acknowledge the diverse learning needs of the students in their classrooms. With approximately 1 in 5 children experiencing learning and attention challenges that impact their learning, ensuring that classroom teachers are trained to deliver effective services is a critical and efficient way for us to achieve our mission.

3. Create internship opportunities at our center so that the next generation of education specialists, social workers and psychologists are prepared to meet the anticipated increase in the percentage of students who will require individualized instructional approaches to meet their learning needs.

4. Engage in research to validate and improve upon The Pesky Way. The continuous improvement cycle is driven by data and research. Our research efforts allow us to understand the specific ingredients of our model that are effective, highlight areas in need of refinement, and allow for new discoveries that can improve outcomes for children with learning differences.

We operate three centers across Idaho, with our main location in Boise.

We have a total staff of 28 professionals who have dedicated themselves to achieving our organization's mission. Our team consists of highly trained, subject matter experts who work collaboratively to ensure that our clients, our schools and our community partners receive the highest degree of support. Founded in 1997, we have been serving the community effectively, with data that supports the effectiveness of our approach and our services.

We are governed by a Board of Directors that actively supports our work, that ensures that we are executing our mission in financially effective ways, and in ways that have meaningful social impact.

Finally, we have developed partnerships with a number of community organizations, leveraging our respective strengths to create meaningful services and opportunities to serve our stakeholders.

We are a data-driven organization. We collect, analyze and respond to a variety of data sources to inform our programming and operations decisions. For our 1:1 services, we collect pre and post services data, along with ongoing progress monitoring that informs each client's services. We also collect formative data from the teachers we work with, as well as outcome level data to determine the impact of our services. We monitor the number of families, schools and organizations we work with. We also have started to look at cost benefit analyses to determine the impact of our services and to make better decisions about program efficiencies.

We continually strive for excellence and seek to expand our impact in responsible, sustainable ways. We have expanded our impact through the evolution of programs designed to meet the learning needs of the whole child, and have been successful in creating school based models of our programs to ensure that more children who need access are able to have their learning needs met. Until all children who experience the challenges of learning and attention disorders have access to the instructional supports they need, we will consider our work to be in progress.

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Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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