Joyce Drury was born and raised in Delta, Utah, the fourth of five children. She loved everything about school and was involved in many fun activities during her high school years. She played on several state championship volleyball teams, participated on the academic decathlon team, and was the General Sterling Scholar and Valedictorian her senior year. After high school, Joyce attended Southern Utah University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in history.
Joyce and her husband, Will, moved to California where she taught 7th grade math at a middle school in Fontana. They had many great adventures while away from Utah, ranging from camping in the Redwood forests in Northern California to exploring the Baja peninsula. Eventually, Joyce and Will brought their family back to Utah to be closer to grandparents. Joyce took some time off from teaching to be at home with their five children and is now coming back to teach math again. She just finished as a long-term substitute in 8th grade mathematics, which prompted her to make this move. While Joyce has a great passion for math, none of her children share her enthusiasm and so far haven’t followed her in their pursuits. Her oldest son is working towards medical school and her second son will be applying to law programs soon. The two youngest children are in high school and middle school currently, while their third son is serving in the Peru Cusco mission.
Joyce enjoys helping students understand and improve in math and is looking forward to working at Early Light Academy this year.