Mrs. Joyce Keigher

One of my favorite Bible verses is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
I was born and raised by wonderful parents in St Louis, Mo.  I graduated with a Masters Degree in Education from Washington University.  I took a year off to travel the world then began my teaching career, a career I have loved for over 20  years.  I have specialized in 5th and 3rd grade but must admit 3rd is absolutely my favorite! I spent many wonderful years living in San Francisco, CA and then Reno, NV.  I still enjoy visiting friends and relatives on the west coast.

I am married to a wonderful man, Patrick, who loves to volunteer in our classroom.  He loves the kids.  Patrick is a photographer/artist and also takes care of our company that sells coconut oil and coconut oil products. We feel so blessed to call Venice our home.

Patrick & I enjoy exploring Florida, reading and taking care of the spacious, plant-filled yard around our home.  I’m pretty experienced at pulling weeds!

My favorite food is popcorn…I admit I eat it every day.  Something a bit unusual about us is that our favorite sport is bull riding!...We got hooked on it during our time in Reno, NV…There’s still a little cowgirl in this girl.

I love music especially bluegrass, blues, jazz and gospel tunes.  Both Patrick and I are true animal lovers…all kinds…We’ll cross the street to pet a dog.  Most recently we had a house rabbit but are petless for now.

I am passionate about my Catholic faith. Both Patrick and I spend as much time as possible studying our faith…We enjoy visiting beautiful Catholic Churches as we travel and have made more than one pilgrimage to visit EWTN, home of Mother Angelica. We highly recommend it, by the way.

I read the Bible every day and have many favorite verses.  The one I rely on frequently and have posted in my room is “I Can Do All Things Through Christ who Strengthens Me.