By Amber Hayden
BOYCEVILLE— The Boyceville Community School district has welcomed a new principal at the middle/high school.
Tyler Moy accepted the position in early March. His duties as principal started July 1 with the start of the new year. “I’m very happy about getting the opportunity to take on this new role,” he commented.
According to the new administrator he was not looking for any job but wanted something that would be more challenging and to be the right fit, and he felt like Boyceville would be the right fit.
While he was a student at UW-Eau Claire, Moy had been a student teacher at Tiffany Creek elementary school. During that time he worked with another teacher on a project for the Science Olympiad program.
“I student taught here and loved my time that I spent doing that. I was confident this was a good fit and that was why I applied here,” said Moy.
Moy was born and raised in Mondovi and graduated from Mondovi high school. He attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for his undergraduate, earning his Bachelors of Science in Elementary teaching and a minor in Math while at UWEC.
He taught elementary for two years before moving up to the middle school and teaching math for six years, and while doing this, Moy also got his Masters degree from Viterbo in La Crosse.
With a friendly atmosphere, Moy feels himself along with his wife Ashley and children Paxton (3) and Kaiden (4 months) have been welcomed into the community by the staff and student body.
“I think all the districts have positives to them, but I like the opportunities that my kids will have here, and I look forward to them being in the district that I’m employed in,” he said.
Before the school year starts for the Boyceville community, Moy along with the staff, have been working to change the way parents will have to fill out those yearly forms for contact information and other paperwork that comes with every new year.
“We are moving to an online version of that, so thats been one of our biggest projects over the summer,” commented Moy.
Along with the new online registration, Moy and the staff will be working on how to reword the student guidebook.
He also will get to know the staff and student body better before taking a look at how and where improvements can be made to help the students. “I want to get a feel first and see what the students need from us,” he commented.
With school activities being extensions of their classrooms, Moy hopes the students will want to be involved and have a wide variety of opportunities.
“We want the students to get out and take advantage of the opportunities we are giving them,” he said, “we would love for the parents to be supportive like I know they have been … we want everyone to enjoy their time in the Boyceville Community School District.”
His goal though for the activities is making sure the students feel like everyone is being supported, and not one group over the other.
“I want to be super active from athletics to drama, music, cheer and dance team, the Science Olympiad team and various other activities,” Moy said.
Moy was torn about leaving the Mondovi district, but knew that the challenge he would get from the administrative position was something he was up for.
“I am going to miss those relationships I built there, but I believe I’ll be able to build those types of relationships here with staff and students,” he said.
The principal believes he is just another piece of a puzzle looking to fit in with the staff and the students. “My feeling is the staff is very supportive and will go above and beyond to support the students, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”