Sarah Artis


Born and raised in the Boise Basque Community, Sarah is continuing her family's legacy of perpetuating Basque culture. As the granddaughter of long-time Basque radio host, Espe Alegria, Sarah is thoroughly ecstatic to be at Boiseko Ikastola, sharing the culture she is so passionate about to so many.

Sarah began at Boiseko Ikastola in the Fall of 2018, and immediately made the place reflect her loving, nurturing personality. She implemented great programs like Zoo Phonics, and The Magic Tree House book series to assist the children in preparation for Kindergarten.

Sarah's background varies which speaks to her ability to change and adapt to the daily changes in personality of the Ikastola students.

With more than 7 years of preschool experience, Sarah also has experience in marketing, training & workshops, communications, management, and networking that have proven incredibly helpful in her role as director at Boiseko Ikastola.

Ane Goenaga Odriozola


Ane Goenaga Odriozola was a teacher at the Boiseko Ikastola in 2019-2020, and she is back with us again!

She was born and raised in Azpeitia (Gipuzkoa). She studied Education with an emphasis on Foreign Language Teaching at the University of the Basque Country and she has an MA in Multilingualism and Education.

She loves teaching languages. She enjoys interacting with her students and believes that students learn by having an active role. Moreover, she actually thinks that mistakes are a very important part of the learning process because mistakes help us to improve. She enjoys seeing young students grow in a multitude of ways including academically, socially and artistically.

When she is not working, she enjoys watching and playing basketball, going to the mountain and hanging out with her friends.

Nerea Alustiza EscaÑo


Nerea Alustiza Escaño grew up in a small town called Beasain in the Basque Country. Basque has always been present in her life as it is her first language. She loves living in the Basque Country surrounded by her family, friends, and culture, which she says is the most precious treasure she has.

Nerea always knew she wanted to study education since she loves children, and she believes education is the key to a different world. She has always been surrounded by children.

She believes in personalized learning, giving each kid the opportunity to learn and discover on their own rhythm.

She loves travelling around the world. She has been in many different countries. That is how she ended up in Boise. She came here four years ago to visit her brother, a previous Ikastola teacher, and fell in love. She has been travelling back and forth but is now choosing to stay in Boise for a while.