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PHS welcomes newest math teacher this year


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Joyce Metsa

The walls of her classroom might still be a little bare, but Joyce Metsa is working on that while settling into her new role teaching math at Petersburg High School.

Metsa began her teaching career in 1988, with a few breaks here and there, and spent the last 10 years as an educator in Metlakatla. She doesn't see herself teaching in five years, because retirement is calling her name, but for right now she's loving Petersburg and her new students.

"There's an openness to kids here," she says. "They are willing to meet somebody new and have a conversation, there's a lot of maturity from ha...

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