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Central Lyon CSD

Elementary (PS-6)


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About Me

I graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 1991 and from Buena Vista University in 1995. I started teaching at Central Lyon in 1995. I taught 1st Grade for 4 years, Kindergarten for 16 years, and have been teaching 2nd Grade since 2015.  In July 1997, I married Tim Boekhout and we just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this summer in Alaska. We have 2 children, Brandt and Brecken. Brandt graduated from CL in 2017 and SDSU in 2021 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries. Last year he was awarded a graduate assistantship at ISU to earn his masters in Fisheries Biology doing research on invasive carp movement and survival in tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. He is still working toward that degree and also added a Small Munsterlander, named Brooks, to our family (our first granddog - YAY!)). Brecken graduated from CL in 2019 and LATU in 2021 with a degree in Dental Assisting. She is now a full-time dental assistant at ABC Pediatric Dentistry in Sioux Falls. We also have two dogs, Boomer and Buster (Ava's pictured, but is now waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge). We enjoy living in Rock Rapids, but love traveling anywhere warm and sunny in the winter, especially Florida and Arizona. I also work part-time at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport for United airlines as a below the wing ramp agent.  I enjoy walking my dogs, being home with my family, traveling, thrifting, and eating out with my family and friends.

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.