Subject(s): Principal at LUHS
Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
School: Lakeland Union High School
Mr. James Bouché and his wife (Debra) grew up in Marinette, WI where they went to high school together. Jim has been in the educational field for 36 years. He taught at Park Falls, WI; Dodgeville, WI; UW-Platteville and Wausau East H.S. in Wausau, WI. He has taught English, PE/Health and has coached Football, Track and Field, Basketball and Strength Training.
Jim and Deb Bouché have three grown children; Noel, a Lawyer by trade and President of pureHOPE nonprofit centered in Dallas, Texas (Vanessa, a Professor at TCU); Drew, (Dominique, a Barber in Wausau) a Graphic Artist in Wausau, Wi. and Bonnie, a signer for the deaf, employed by Minneapolis School District. They also have Four grandchildren, grand-daughters Giavana and Tirsah and grandson Abram and Grand daughter Marley.
Jim has received degrees: (B.A.) in English; (M.S.E.) in Nutrition/Strength Training; (M.A.E.) in Administration Leadership and (Ed.S.) in Technology Enhanced Curriculum. He was an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Eagan High School in Eagan, MN. for eleven years (1997-2008). He is in his fifth year as Principal at Lakeland Union High School.
His philosophy in Education is centered around the student learner. "It is our obligation to give every student the best 'technology enhanced education' that society has to offer. If we fail to do this... we fail our students!" Jim has a passion for the student learner and the teachers who teach them!
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.