Degrees and Certifications:

U of H certified teacher U.S.N. certified welder SMAW MIG TIG AWS certified welder NCCER certified craft instructor

Mr. Charlie Boland

Welding Instructor

Hi, my name is Charlie Boland and I teach Welding to our 9th 10th 11th and 12th, graders at Ball High. I have been teaching since 1990. It is an awesome place to learn and work! I challenge students every year to do their best and to be successful products of their community, but not without the guidance and support from myself and their school. I encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education. My philosophy don’t quit until the job is done! My wife and I have been married for 15years and live in Kemah. We have three beautiful, girls and three beautiful grandchildren. I spend all my spare time with my family and friends. We enjoy working on our retirement home and traveling. We also have one dog who are very spoiled! I graduated from the school of hard knocks but also have many certifications. I also coach the Tor water polo team! My first career choice was auto mechanics, but after having dirty finger nails that were impossible to clean, I found another passionate career in welding and later in teaching. I attained my Texas Educator certificate and never even thought of switching careers. I have the best job on the planet and get to interact with today’s youth. Watching our students walk across the stage at graduation is a honor.