Joan Oszvart

Joan Oszvart Joan Oszvart ASI and 6th grade math, Pond Road Middle School
37th year (37 1/2 to be exact, the longest tenured teacher in the district)

Fondest memory on the job: Working with the 6th grade team. They are amazing!

What inspires you?: My children, Jason and Jessica. The accomplishments they have made in life and looking to their futures. 

How do you make connections with students?: Being honest and being “there” especially when they need you.

If you could pass on your wisdom: Teaching isn’t a job. It’s a way of life. Being a role model at all times. 

Favorite Book: “Groomed” by Samantha Leonard (a former student)

Hobbies: Reading (whether professional books or other)

Favorite color: Pastels

Favorite meal: Anything but cauliflower. 

Favorite musicians or musical groups: Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Beach Boys. 

MAY 16, 2018, Orchard Park, NY: This is a 2018 photo of               Jason Oszvart of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team.  This image reflects the Bills active roster as of 5/16/18 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo)

Favorite teams: Buffalo Bills (I know people!!!!) Son, Jason (above), is a Strength & Conditioning Assistant for the Buffalo Bills.

Favorite movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Jessica Oszvart

Favorite animal: Penguin...Penguins? Her daughter Jess (above) is a biologist who works with them at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

Three for Dinner: My parents.

Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by: I can do anything for a year!

What makes a good day at school?: When the kids come in and they are happy to see you.

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