Not all students have the same ability, and some face more adversity than others. That doesn't stop Kelly Boyle from pushing forward and trying to get the most out of each of his students. Patience and persistence is the only way to do his job.
If you were to stop in his room, you would often see him working one on one with a student, or have several of them pulled together in a small group. His job requires him to step outside of his history background, and forces him to specialize in areas out of his comfort zone. He goes above and beyond to try to make his students successful, whether it be talking to teachers finding out what the next week looks like or finding resources that might be helpful. Finding essential and guiding questions for a classroom can be difficult, but he continues to find ways to find strategies that will assist students in the future.
Most importantly, though, he has a unique ability to relate to students who resist relating to anyone. He can make a connection with the most difficult students, and somehow finds ways to push them toward success. He takes students that he doesn't even know and works with them during lunch referrals. This can be a difficult task because students don't work for just anyone. They do work for him, though, and this is just one of many reasons why Mr. Boyle deserves this recognition for teacher of the month.