Willamette Humane Society’s humane education programs play a critical role in promoting the welfare of animals in our community by encouraging children and adults to develop and express attitudes of compassion, kindness, and respect for all living things.
We offer tours, classroom programs, summer camps and birthday parties, reaching more than 6,500 youth each year with humane education messages.
About our Humane Educator: Mandy Boyer
Mandy is a licensed teacher of 16 years, certified for grades K-9, with a minor in American Sign Language.
At home, Mandy has three dogs, and two teen children. She also fosters cats.
Mandy taught 1st and 6th grade at Salem Academy, and later worked as a substitute teacher for all grade levels while caring for her young children.
As a teacher, Mandy savors the “aha” moments when students visibly connect with an idea, a pet, or another person.
With local connections to the FFA program in her home-town of Scio, Mandy offers an urban/rural cross-perspective to the WHS Education program.