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Master of Science, Ed. - Educational Administration Master of Music Education Bachelors of Music Education International President of Delta Omicron

Mrs. Kimberly Martin-Boyd

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Mrs. Boyd was born and raised in Central Illinois and is proud to say she was a member of the FIRST graduating class from Normal West High School. Mrs. Boyd has received three degrees from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!), Bachelors of Music Education, Master of Music Education and a Master of Science in Educational Administration. Currently she is working on a Doctorate in Teaching and Learning also through ISU.

With over 20 years of experience in education, Mrs. Boyd is excited to return to Evans Jr. High school as Principal. Her prior teaching experiences include teaching orchestra in Unit 5 schools (most recently Normal West) and a brief amount of teaching at the collegiate level. Starting in Unit 5 in 2001 Mrs. Boyd has loved getting to know the amazing students, teachers and families in Unit 5.

Outside of school Mrs. Boyd is currently serving as the International President of Delta Omicron, a professional music fraternity and on the board of directors for the Professional Fraternity Association. Still wanting to be involved in music Mrs. Boyd serves at her church as the director of instrumental music for worship services.

Mrs. Boyd married her high school sweetheart Chad Boyd and they live in Normal with their two sons, Killian and Cohen who also attend Unit 5 Schools. Mr. Boyd is employed by Centec Systems in Bloomington, Illinois. As a family they love some friendly board game competition and traveling when time (and money) allows. The Boyds currently have 2 cats and an adorable Chi-Weenie at home.

IN JUNIOR HIGH

The ironic part of Mrs. Boyd working at a junior high is that she did NOT LOVE junior high. Shocking right? Her favorite class was definitely orchestra and she loved meeting new people, but overall, not her best years, and definitely not her best hair styles. She loves working to make sure the students she meets have the opposite experience and find something to love about their own junior high experience. Fun fact - Mrs. Boyd actually went to junior high with her husband!


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Masters of Science, Ed.- Educational Administration Masters of Special Education Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

Mr. Brett Papoccia

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Mr. Papoccia Grew up in Sterling, IL where he attended Newman Central Catholic High School. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.  After college, he lived and worked in Chicago for Advocate Fitness, where he managed corporate fitness centers in the city. He went back to school in 2009 and received his Master’s degree and teaching certification in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University.  Mr. Papoccia moved to the Bloomington area and began his teaching career at Clinton High School.  He started teaching in Unit 5 shortly after at Chiddix Junior High School, where he spent 6 years teaching.  After Chiddix, he moved over to Normal Community High school, where he has spent the past 5 years teaching.  Mr. Papoccia has been active in coaching while in Unit 5, having been the head 7th grade basketball coach at Chiddix for 7 years, Coaching various levels of football at Normal Community for 9 years, and was also the Chess coach at Chiddix for a couple of years as well. 

This past year, Mr. Papoccia was able to complete a Principal Internship at Evans and Kingsley Junior High as he completed his administration degree.  He feels very lucky to now be working at the Evans Junior High School as the Associate Principal.

Mr. Papoccia and his wife(Melissa) have 2 wonderful children: a son(Kade) and a daughter(Kyla). He loves spending time with his kids watching them in their activities and playing with their dog(Walter) at home.  In his free time, he loves to golf and watch his favorite sports teams (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and White Sox) compete.

IN JUNIOR HIGH 

My favorite school subject was History and I did not enjoy Math class! I enjoyed playing basketball and football for our school teams and was very focused on improving my skills back then.  I was also a pretty shy kid during those days, but I learned to come out of my shell and became more comfortable putting myself out there by the time I was ready to head to high school.  Junior High can be some difficult years and I plan on using my experiences to help the students at Evans to manage them as best they can so that they come out on the other side the best versions of themselves.


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North Park University - Bachelors in History Education, LBS1 Eastern Illinois University - Master’s in Educational Leadership

Mr. Nathan Lawler

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Mr. Lawler is excited to join the Eagles Nest for the 2022-2023 school year! Mr. Lawler spent the last 5 years working at Paxton-Buckley-Loda School District as a teacher, coach, and administrator. During his tenure at PBL, Mr. Lawler received Staff Member of the Year Honors in 2018 and led the Lady Panthers Basketball Program to its first regional championship in over 20 years in 2022.

Mr. Lawler grew up in the small community of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. After graduating high school, he attended North Park University where he was a scholar-athlete for the football program. Mr. Lawler met his wife, Danielle, while at North Park University. She is a nurse educator for Carle Hospital. 

Outside of school, Mr. Lawler enjoys working outside, playing with his dogs, and riding his Peloton. Mr. Lawler is currently working on completing his superintendent certification at Eastern Illinois University. 

IN JUNIOR HIGH

Mr. Lawler has fond memories of his junior high experience. He was involved in many extra-curriculars like athletics, band, and student council. Academically, Mr. Lawler enjoyed learning about early American History in 7th and 8th grade. It is why he wanted to become a history teacher. His most challenging class was Math. A fun fact about Mr. Lawler - he was known for his 80s dance moves at junior high dances.