Joy Castle

Middle School English Teacher


Hi, my name is Joy Castle.  I teach middle school English at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.  I love teaching for many reasons. 

I believe that it is important to teach the whole child.  I feel a responsibility to take care of the children both spiritually and educationally.  I want the students to be comfortable in my room and with me so that we can achieve as much as possible.   My favorite way to teach is to take advantages of teachable moments.

This is my tenth year to teach at EDS.  I have a Masters Degree in Education.  My certification includes grades 1 - 8 and high school English.

I taught for several years then left the profession when I had my children.  My son Andrew is a senior at St. Louis Catholic High School and my son Nicholas is in sixth grade.  When we visited the school when Andrew was ready to start kindergarten I left saying that if I taught again I would want to teach here.  Luckily, when Nicholas was two and ready to start a position became available.  

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I love to cook and work in my yard.  I enjoy doing “projects” and love making new things.  

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