English Composition & Science Teacher

Denise Boiko With a BS in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s University and an almost lifelong interest in writing, Denise Boiko has strong interests in both of these areas. After working as a clinical laboratory scientist in a hospital lab and then as a product development scientist for SmithKline Diagnostics, Denise became a full time homeschool mom during her children’s years of schooling. For the past 11 years, she has taught writing, biology, and literature classes at sites such as HEART Academy in San Jose, Crossroads Enrichment Center in San Mateo, individual homes, and private tutoring settings. Denise Boiko wants to use her interests and background to help students appreciate the beauty and orderliness of God’s creation, and also to encourage them to use the written word as a way to minister to others and to share God’s truths. Her interest in writing has resulted in publication of short stories, articles, a poem, and a 400-page book on college preparation for homeschoolers. Homeschooled and Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey walks parents and students through the often-perplexing path to college admissions. Denise and her husband Ron have attended Calvary Church, Los Gatos for 32 years. They are the parents of two students homeschooled from K-12. Julie received a BS and MS in Biology from Stanford and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh and is a pediatrics resident at UCSF. Steve received a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC and is employed in the field of data analytics in the tech industry in Silicon Valley.