I am the Dean of Students at Shortridge High School. Before becoming a Shortridge Blue Devil, I taught special education for six years in Lawrence Township and five years in my hometown of Gary, Indiana. My experiences in education over the years have molded me into the educational leader I am today and continue to help guide me to the leader I want to be in the future. I truly believe that education is POWER!

In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family (wife LaChanta; children Emmanuel and Lily), watching sports (mostly basketball), exercising (bike riding, running, lifting weights), and helping guide young people on a path to become their best selves.

Email: Boardene@myips.org

Phone: (765) 383- 9638

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Education, Ball State University

M. Ed, Secondary Education, IU Northwest

Educational Leadership and Administration certification, IUPUI