School Board

Kaylene McDonald - President

Kaylene McDonald serves as a Member of the Governing Board and has served on the Governing Board since 2014.  Ms. McDonald is currently a Managing Partner of Mountain West Enterprises, LLC, a property management company.  Previously, Ms. McDonald served as a secondary education business education instructor at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho.  She is active in the community, serving as a first and third grade classroom volunteer at Idaho Arts Charter School.  Ms. McDonald received her bachelor's degree in entrepreneurial management from Boise State University.  She also received her Idaho Education Credential from the University of Idaho.

Joel Taylor - Vice President

Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor has served on the Board since May 2015. He joined the board because he enjoyed what he saw as a parent with what the school is doing and going forward wanted to help see it continue to grow. He is married with two children one of which is attending IACS. He graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Law. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Air Force for 10 great years seeing all parts of the world. After the the military he settled down in Idaho where he has lived for 12 years. Joel currently works in the crop logistics field. He enjoys camping with his family, riding motorcycles and the occasional trip to the coast.

Jodi Daugherty - Treasurer


My name is Jodi Daugherty and I am serving as the IACS Board Treasurer. I have been a resident of Nampa for the past eighteen years. My husband Chris and I have been married 15 years and have three girls: Mikaela, Ashton, and Cassidy. I have worked as a CPA at a regional firm in Boise for 14 years. I am excited to watch my girls thrive in the environment created by the wonderful elementary school teachers. Mikaela was a kindergartner the year IACS opened and her class will be the first to go all the way through IACS. I try to stay very involved in what is happening at IACS and serving on the Board is one of many ways to fulfill that goal. We have a great Board and great administration and I am enjoying working with each one of them.

Chad Majors - Secretary

Chad Majors

Chad has been involved in the securities industry since 2001. He began his career with a prominent regional brokerage firm. Chad opened a Boise branch for his previous company where he served as Investment Representative for the branch.  In October of 2005, Chad left that company and joined Raymond James Financial Services, where he is today.  Chad’s clientele includes high-net-worth individuals, business owners, successful professionals and people planning for or in retirement.  Chad finished his education at Arizona State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho where he earned degrees in Political Science & Accounting.

Chad has always taken an active role in the community.  He is a past president of the Boise Bench Lion’s Club, has served as a board member for Mary Haven of Idaho and the Small Business Development Council.  In addition he performs in community theatre, and is also a former adult education instructor for Boise Community Education and written several articles for regional business magazines and newspapers. 

Heather Neubauer - Member

HeatherHeather Neubauer is a mother of five beautiful girls ranging in ages from 7 to 17. Her oldest daughter has attended IACS since its first year and the rest of her children have gone to the school since they have been of age. She currently works from home as a Software QA Specialist and Technical Writer for a small company in Boise called Behavior Imaging Solutions. Heather has lived in the city of Nampa her entire life. Some of her hobbies include hiking in the mountains of Idaho, reading books of the thriller genre, and creating cakes that look as good as they taste. While she loves these activities, her all time favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

Matt Mesropian - Member

Matt Mesropian

My name is Matt Mesropian. My son Ben graduated from Idaho Arts Charter and is now attending college at Ithaca College. I have been on the board since the end of the 2013-14 school year. I am excited to be a member of this board and look forward to helping this amazing school over the next few years. My family, wife Tiff, Ben and I have lived in Nampa for the past 16 years. We are actively involved in our community and could not think of a better place to live. I work in retail management. During my free time I am actively involved with a local theatre group and a strong proponent for the benefits of arts programs in the development of our children. I look forward to continuing to work with our board to assist and support the amazing Administration, Teachers and staff at IACS.