Ms Viv often uses the phrase "We'll have a Blast!". This idiom has become a part of our educational philosophy. She coined it as a promise while preparing materials for a new class. She insisted we never leave off the exclamation mark; "They just go together". This phrase epitomizes her approach to teaching and life. Her excitement and enthusiasm is contagious! (I had to throw in the "!"; she would have insisted).
Ms Viv excels in teaching children. She delights in those "Ah-ha" moments that students have while working with a difficult subject. I have witnessed numerous examples of students' victories that highlight her gifts and accomplishments. She patiently works with remedial students to build both their academic and spiritual confidence. She relishes academic achievers that burn through material with passion. She loves to watch the look on their faces as they achieve their goals.
There are truly few people who work in a field that are better examples of "destined and gifted". Ms Viv is one of those rare individuals whose passion so greatly aligns with her experience, that her success boarders on the outstanding. Families, colleagues, and friends readily recognize her efforts and achievements with students.