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Roni DeLaO Kerns

Name: Roni DeLaO Kerns, Ph.D., R.N.

School and subjects taught: Nursing and pharmacology.

College degree and major: Ph.D. in nursing.

Years teaching: 10 years.

Why do you teach? I enjoy watching it come together for the students. There are actually times when you can see the “light bulb turn on.” I have a passion for nursing and I want to share that with others.

Personal motto / words of wisdom: Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Family: Five adult children and six fabulous grandchildren.

Pet peeve: People who say they can’t. Once a student has the mindset that they cannot, then they won’t.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Hiking and being outdoors, sewing and quilting, and reading.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: Florence Nightingale, my role model.

Why Payson? It is a beautiful, rural community!

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? Jody Glittenberg, because I want to grow up to be just like her.

What was your favorite subject in school and why? Science, because I’m a nerd.


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