Still a teacher

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January 17, 2020 - 5:23 PM

Mark Boyd works in his history classroom at Iola Middle School. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

For 24 years, Iola Middle School history teacher Mark Boyd delivered his lessons while standing at the front of his classroom. He looked upon a sea of rambunctious eighth grade faces, watching through the course of the school year as they transitioned from children to teenagers on the cusp of adulthood. 

He kept a watchful eye on the students in the back of the classroom, ready to intervene if they started to act up. He delighted as their conversations evolved into more a mature understanding of the world around them.

Now, his perspective has changed. 

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