Faces of FOSS: Kae Joyner

Meet Kae Joyner!

Swim Teacher | Ballwin, MO

What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookie dough.

What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite animal?


What is your favorite swim skill?

Diving for rings.

What is your favorite part about working at FOSS?

My co-workers!

What is your favorite FOSS story? 

I had a student that was working super hard the whole quarter, and they were just a progression standard or two off from moving up, and on the last day of classes something just clicked, and they were swimming so confidently. I loved seeing it click with the student and how their lightbulb was shining so bright for the final class of the quarter.

What is your personal favorite water activity?

I love playing pool volleyball, because of the memories it gives me from playing it with family and friends growing up.

Tell a story about a student who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were with them.

I had taught a child for almost a year straight that just lights up whenever I see her, even now that I don’t teach her, she gets super excited, and her lightbulb shines every time I say hi when they come in. I love that she remembers me, and it makes my day to see her.

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