Mr. Layne Ward

Phone: 208-350-4235


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - English from Brigham Young Unversity MS - Educational Technology from Boise State University

Mr. Layne Ward

I look forward to teaching Japanese and Freshman Cornerstone this year.  After 24 years of teaching, I still find each year's students unique and exciting! 

Freshman Cornerstone is a class meant to help students get their bearings and succeed not only in high school, but at home and in life.  I really enjoy watching students consider their worth and make goals for the future. 

Japanese is near and dear to my heart.  I learned to speak Japanese in the Hiroshima area before I studied Japanese and Japanese literature in college.  I am a bit of a linguistics geek, but I hope to instill in students an interest of not only language, but culture as well.

My previous teacher page is still up.  It can be found at  I am in the process of moving that information to this site.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here.  Please feel free to search there.