Faculty and Staff
Rosemary Fischer, Principal
So, who is Mrs. Fischer? And why is she in education? Well….Her love for teaching began in her first year as a student missionary, where she taught 39 adorable First Graders on a tiny little island called Majuro in the Marshall Islands. She was so hooked that upon returning to college, she quickly changed her degree from Social Work to Education and missed teaching so much she went back overseas a second time.
Since graduating from college, she has been blessed to teach all grades, at some point or another, from Grades 1 – 9. But as every teacher knows, learning never stops and she pursued a Master’s Degree in “Educational Administration”.
A few years after receiving her Masters Degree, she changed the direction of her teaching and homeschooled their youngest for several years (and ran a small business on the side), but she is happy to be back to school! It’s absolutely thrilling to work with the team here! They are supportive, caring and patient!
Our goal here is not only to educate, but to find a way each day to draw ourselves, each other, and our families (students and parents/guardians) deeper into a relationship with God. And we are praying that God richly blesses each and every one of us as we enter this new school year!
Dorothy Bogan, Grade K-1 Teacher
Mrs. Bogan has taught multi-grades for over 25 years. She spent the majority of those years teaching Kindergarten to Gr. 2. Her favourite subjects to teach are Math and Science. She has one daughter, who is now married. She lives in Armstrong on a farm and enjoys spending time with her pets and farm animals. She also likes photography – especially taking photos of all our animals and plants.
Mrs. Bogan just recently received another Teaching Award. That is 2 years in a row! She is a gifted teacher who loves her students and does everything she can to help them succeed and to grow into wonderful citizens for God.
We are blessed to have Mrs. Bogan on our team.
Shannon Armbrister, Grades 2-3 Teacher
Miss Armbrister is originally from the Islands of the Bahamas and moved to Canada to attend college. She graduated from Burman University. After teaching in Port Hardy, BC, for a year, she decided to accept our invitation to teach at PVCA. One thing she has always found to be true is that eduation can be a building block for life, self esteem, courage and success. So Miss Armbrister has made it one of her goals to ensure that each of her students is able to obtain this foundation of fundamental building blocks.
We are blessed to have Miss Armbrister on our team!
Sierra Leitch, Grades 4-5 Teacher
To walk into Miss Leitch's class, you would not suspect she is a first year teacher! She graduated from Burman University this April and has already demonstrated excellent classroom management skills. The students respond to her respectfully and she is eager to get to know each child, as well as the parents. Her statement that 'having home support and open lines of communication is an essential part of the school year' is so true.
We are blessed to have Miss Leitch on our team!
Jenessa Little, Grades 6-8 Teacher
Miss Jenessa comes to us from Vancouver. She has been a teacher on the small Island of Majuro, in the Marshall Islands (just like Mrs. Fischer) She has been a pastor at the coast. She has worked with youth. And now she has accepted our invitation to teach at PVCA. Her passion is to teach using Thematic Units where the students learn hands on skills, as well as the academic learning. The fact that Thematic Units take a lot of prep time is not daunting to her at all. And her students are appreciating the effort!
We are blessed to have Miss Jenessa on our team!