Roat, Kiana

Green Bay Adventist Jr. Academy Head Teacher Grades 6-8

I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and grew up in a loving Adventist home.  I attended Adventist schools throughout all of my educational career but when I moved to Alaska right after graduating from Academy, I found my faith tested and challenged by the new friends I made.  I enjoyed sharing my faith with them, but had my first taste of what families without God in their life had to go through.  Perhaps because of this, I felt a particular draw to mission work.  After completing my sophomore year at Andrews University I went as a student missionary to the Philippines.  This experience changed my life and caused me to view the world in a completely different way.  I began to feel a great burden for people who don’t know Jesus.  When I returned to Andrews and finished my degree in Education I returned again to the Philippines for a couple years and gained valuable training in both friendship evangelism and school administration as I was the Principal and curriculum developer for the small mission school there.  After returning to the states, I unmistakably felt God leading me to teach in Adventist Education and to Green Bay Adventist Junior Academy.  I have worked here for 6 years now and am always touched by the students’ reaction and response to the Holy Spirit in their life.  I love the outdoors, music, road trips, exploring, and following Jesus wherever he leads.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education from Andrews University
  • Major in Mathematics Education and Minor in English from Andrews University
  • Certified by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists for secondary education
  • Junior Academy endorsements in Math, Religion, English, and Science