Mrs. Ward graduated from Wyoming Catholic College and received her Bachelor’s in the Liberal Arts. She is also a N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School) graduate. While studying for her undergraduate degree Mrs. Ward led several week-long wilderness trips, which included canyoneering in the San Rafael Swell, UT, canoeing down the Green River, and climbing Mt. Rainier with a group of her friends. Mrs. Ward first decided that teaching was her passion when she worked for Lights On in Lander, Wyoming. While working for Lights On, she became known as the “Bug Lady” or “Nature Lady.” She was given these nicknames for her (seemingly) fearlessness in apprehending large insects, most notably two Gypsy Moths. After this, she moved to Arizona, where she was a Third Grade teacher for Great Hearts Archway Cicero; here, she had to apprehend a large German cockroach, but that is another story.
Mrs. Ward has always had a keen interest in science and, as her students will tell you, she is an avid rock hound. She enjoys her collection of various rocks and minerals with the most precious being fossilized belemnite, and tektites. Mrs. Ward also loves history and literature. Specifically, the glory that was Rome and how its art, literature, and history have affected our own.
When Mrs. Ward is not teaching, she enjoys a multitude of activities, but her favorites are: hiking, star-gazing, reading, and playing cribbage with a good cup of coffee. Mrs. Ward is very excited to be teaching Third Grade again, and is looking forward to a wonderful year!