Miss Bucha is a “jack of all trades” at BTA. Not only does she teach our 3 year old preschoolers, but she also teaches our middle science classes and has developed our STEM program. She is a creative thinker that always has her students actively engaged in class. Here is a little but more about Miss Bucha.

Why did you choose to work in Catholic education?

I chose to work in Catholic education because of the standard of excellence and sense of community that is held.  Specifically, at BTA you become part of an exceptionally hard-working and supportive family.  In this community, innovation and dedication are highly valued and encouraged.  All of this comes together, along with the opportunity to root our work in faith, to create what I believe to be the optimal learning environment. 

What motivated you to become a teacher?

I love to learn!  I teach because I want to pass on my love of learning to my students.  

Who was your most influential teacher growing up and why?

My mother was the most influential teacher in my life.  She taught me the importance and value of education, and had every trick in the book to make learning fun.  Seeing the positive impact she had on her students also inspired me to want to share my love of learning and help students as well.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I love that I have the opportunity to help students discover the world around them.  I enjoy seeing students become excited about what they are learning, especially when they want to take their learning even deeper.

What is the most important life lesson you want you students to get out of your class?

I aim for students to learn to ask questions and be problem solvers.  It’s in asking questions that we learn about the world around us.  It’s through problem solving that we discover the answers to our questions

What was your favorite book as a child?

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

What is your favorite book now?

‘Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard (and still Anne of Green Gables).

What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of school?

Most often, I can be found spending time with my family.  I also love music!  I play the flute and tin whistle and can often be found learning a new song or two.  Being outside doing yard work, hiking or just enjoying nature are also favorite pastimes.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

I am excited about the opportunities for innovation that this year holds.  We are in a situation where we have to look at our daily life from a new perspective.  While not always convenient, there is a lot we can learn and improve upon during this time.  When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

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