With years of experience teaching and inspiring youths, Kayla Boerboom joined the West Virginia University Extension Service team as an agent-in-training for McDowell and Wyoming counties, effective June 8.
Kayla Boerboom graduated from Concord University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in education and began her career as a teacher in McDowell County where she taught until 2018. Later, she moved to Arizona to teach kindergarten while she worked on her master’s degree in education at Cappella University before returning to her home state of West Virginia.
“Kayla’s classroom experience is a great advantage to our program,” said Brent Clark, program director for WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development. “She is a perfect fit for the position, and I’m excited to see how she shapes the program for 4-H’ers in both counties.”
During her time as an educator in McDowell County, Boerboom was fortunate to work with the Energy Express program, which allowed her to learn more about the community. In her new role, she is eager to expand her classroom skills into both the McDowell and Wyoming county communities.
With camp programs primarily online for the summer, Boerboom hoped to make Camp URL a success, while also starting to work on some larger goals. She is looking forward to making new connections and learning more about the communities and their youths.
“In this type of ever-changing work environment, it’s critical to be flexible,” Boerboom said. “When working with a variety of people and organizations, I figure out the best way to handle each situation.”
Above all, Boerboom is happy to be back home. Her passion for the state and its youths is what makes her dedicated to the program.
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