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, Freshman Cornerstone, and Enlgish 9 this year. After 26 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.
The English curriculum for Freshman has great stories to read and write about. The ability to communicate effectively through reading and writing is perhaps the most universally used skill you cover in school.
Lastly, I am Eagle's driver ed coordinator and the assistant ski club advisor, please email me if you have questions about either of those topics.