My name is Amber Vaverka. This is my 8th year teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School. Before moving to Oklahoma, I taught nine years at St. James Catholic School in August, Kansas. My husband, Kevin, and I have two children. Anna is in 4th grade here at St. Joe's, and William is in first grade. I am a strong believer in Catholic education. Besides my 17 years teaching in Catholic schools, I attended Catholic school from 1st-6th grade. I love animals, and currently have a menagerie in my classroom that include a turtle, hermit crabs, gerbils, a hamster and guinea pigs. I am an avid reader, and spend my summers hiking, kayaking, geocaching, and camping.
A recent interview with Mrs. Vaverka helped us learn some additional information about her.
- She loves teaching because of that "lightbulb" moment when a child gets excited and understands a new concept.
- Her favorite moment during her time at St Joes was hard to choose because she says there are so many. However, she thinks when the school float won at the Cherokee Strip Parade in 2013 was pretty amazing.
- Everybody coming together on Friday mornings to celebrate student achievements is her favorite tradition, and is truly special.
- Her favorite part of each day is coming together for morning prayer as a school, it makes for a great routine to start the day.
Thank you Mrs. Vaverka for ALL you do!!