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.
Mrs. Bendzsel, Grades 2-4 Teacher
Mrs. Bendzsel is new to us here at PVCA. And this is her first year teaching - sort of.
She actually finished off the year for a teacher in Alberta right after her graduation. And we had to be vigilent in keeping other principal's away from her. Luckily we were blessed to have her fiance - now husband - already on staff here. Yes, we have newlyweds in our school.
Mrs. Bendzsel grew up with parents who are both amazing and dedicated teachers and it appears she has inherited not only their teaching gifts, but also their spiritual devotion as well.
We warmly welcome Mrs. Bendzsel to our little PVCA family! We are blessed to have her on our team!
Axl Bendzsel, Grades 5-8 Teacher
Mr. Bendzsel is no longer the 'new' teacher. He is now in his second year.
However, you would never know that he only has one year under his belt as a teacher!! Stepping into his classroom, you become aware of his gifts and love for teaching! He is a naturally gifted teacher that fits into the New BC Curriculum and inspires his students.
Apparently, they inspire him as well. He has said, a number of times, that this does not feel like a job. As a matter of fact, he asked if he could teach Grade 8 this year because he did not want to lose any students! He loves teaching and we love that he chooses to teach here at PVCA.
We are blessed to have Mr. Bendzsel on our team!