Meet the teachers and staff at Rogers Adventist School! Every month we feature a fabulous staff member and ask them 10 important questions. Joy Veverka teaches 3rd and 4th grade at RAS.
Question 1: How long have you been a teacher?
2017-2018 is my 39th year teaching
Question 2: How long have you been teaching at Rogers?
2017-2018 is my 16th year
Question 3: Who are some important people in your life?
Of course Jesus, but as for people here—My kids, Donny, Deanna, James and their spouses, and my 4 grandchildren Annika, Daenan, Tullia, and Lydia.
Question 4: What inspired you to be a teacher?
I love learning and I wanted to help students develop a passion for learning.
Question 5: Have you ever thought about a different career? If so what?
When we owned nursing homes, I was administrator of our residential care portion as well as controller of our corporation.
Question 6: What is the best part about your job?
Two things: First, hearing students tell of their love for Jesus. Second, seeing students’ eyes light up when they understand a new concept or make new connections in their learning.
Question 7: What is the worst part of your job?
I’m not sure----maybe grading math drill papers.
Question 8: What do you hope to achieve by being a teacher?
I want to impact student lives by showing them what they can accomplish and learn. Most of all, I hope to share Jesus so students are ready for eternity with Him.
Question 9: Do you have any heroes?
Carl Wilkens, the ADRA worker who stayed in Rwanda is one of my heroes. Carl is a good friend who has taught me so much about prayer.
Question 10: What’s something special about the grade level that you teach?
I love the enthusiasm and sense of wonder.
Bonus Question: If Mrs. Bryant randomly cancelled school for the day, what would you do on that day?
Spend it with my grandkids because they would be off too.