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Mr. Boyden

Hello Everyone

I can be contacted by email:   or by classroom phone: 864-2225  

The school year is off to a quick start and I'm right in the middle of it all as I learn students' names, new routines, schedules, etc.  I'll be working hard to make sure each of my students is challenged and learning new information daily.  You can reach me at if you have any questions.

This is my second career so far.  I come with real life experiences as well as a retail/wholesale background.  Prior to becoming a teacher in the valley, I was known as the Pepsi Man by many schools and local businesses I delivered to for years.  I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education, with a minor in English in 1998.  I have since taken a multitude of credits in a variety of subjects over the years, not only to keep my certification, but to keep my appetite of learning satiated. I spent the first nine years at Butte Elementary School learning all about the primary grades.  The next seven years were at Teeland Middle School working with the advanced students in L.A.. It was wonderful to be part of the Science Olympiad during those years as we took a team to the nationals each year. This will be my fourth year here at Finger Lake Elementary working with the Talented and Gifted program.

I was named a BP Teacher of Excellence in 2004 while at Butte Elementary, and have been nominated several more times over the years.  

During the summer and on weekends you will find me either working in my gardens or out at our cabin.  I love keeping my hands dirty and learning what will grow in my yard.