Q & A with Joy Bergendorff

5th Grade Teacher
"I want students to know what they believe, and how to defend their faith!"

How long have you been at PRCA? 
I have had the privilege of teaching 5th grade for the past 11 years.

Where did you grow up, and what is your educational background?
I was born and raised in Carmel, New York, a small town 60 miles north of New York City. Even after getting married I never lived more than 20 minutes from where I grew up until I moved to Tucson in 2002. Before moving here, I taught music and drama at a private Christian school for 7 years. After moving here, I went back to school and got my degree in Elementary Education.

Tell us about your family. 
My husband Adam and I will be married 36 years this October. We have 3 daughters, all of whom graduated from PRCA. Amy is 34 (graduated in 2005), Jessica is 31 (graduated in 2008), and Allison is 22 (graduated in 2017). Amy and Jessica are each married and we have 4 precious grandchildren!

What keeps you busy outside of school?
I am the Children's Choir Director, Mega Sports Director, and board member at our church, Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.

How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of PRCA students each year?
I want to be God's love and light to the students God has blessed me with.

What do you love most about Pusch Ridge Christian Academy?
The people I get to see and work with everyday! The students! The parents! We are a family!

Why do you think Christian education is important for families to consider?
Students need to know that God loves them and as they grow in Christ, they need to know what they believe and how to defend their faith.
Grammar School (grades DK-5)
6450 N. Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Upper School (grades 6-12)
9500 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM
South Campus (grades K-1)
5951 S 12th Ave, Tucson AZ 85706
Phone: 520.797.0107
*Coming Fall 2022!
"The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical Christian education within a covenantal community."

“All for Christ and His Kingdom”