Brandon Bolyard

United States
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I currently teach junior English and AP Literature and Composition at Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho. Beyond teaching I am the department chair, I help with vertical alignment with advanced classes, and I work with the school's AVID site team. Before moving to Vallivue, I taught for nine years at Twin Falls High School, the same school I graduated from. In Twin Falls, I served on a variety of committees and taught sophomore English (honors and regular), journalism, AP Language and Composition, and I advised the newspaper, The Bruin News. I am also the newsletter editor and secretary for the Idaho Council of Teachers of English after having served as president and past president.

When not in the classroom, I'm usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop with a book, at the movies, or taking in a musical or play.

Member of NCTE Since



University of Idaho

Idaho, United States
Secondary Education - English
1996 To 2000

What is your most recent academic degree?


Work History

Vallivue High School

Teacher/Department Chair
Caldwell, ID, United States
August 2009 - present

Twin Falls High School

Teacher/Department Chair
Twin Falls, ID, United States
August 2000 - July 2009

What is your primary professional responsibility/employment status?

Classroom Teacher of ELA/Reading

At what institutional level do you do your main professional work?

Grades 9-12

Employed in Education Since


Share and Connect around your Professional Interests

Common Core, Curriculum Development, Literature - Adolescent literature, Literature - British literature, Literature - Poetry, Literature - Shakespeare, Popular Culture

Honors and Awards

Lynn Meeks Fellowship

Boise State Writing Project (BSWP)

Prentice Hall/NCTE Leadership Award

National Council of Teachers of English, Prentice Hall, Idaho Council of Teachers of English (NCTE, ICTE)

Secondary Section High School Teacher of Excellence

National Council of Teachers of Excellence (NCTE)

Teacher of the Year

Idaho Council of Teachers of English (ICTE)

Professional Associations

Idaho Council of Teachers of English

2000 - 2012

National Council of Teachers of English

2003 - 2012

National Education Association

2000 - 2012