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Mrs. Carissa Ware's Profile


Mrs. Carissa Ware

Facilitator for Innovator's Learning Lab

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About Me

Educational History:

  • 1989 graduated from Sikeston Public School
  • Three Rivers Community College: Associate of Arts Degree (Fall 2001-Summer 2003)
    • Graduated with highest honors (Spring 2003)
    • Dean’s Honor List (2001-2003)
    • Member of Phi Theta Kappa-Sigma Ro Honor Society (2003)
  • Southeast Missouri State University: Bachelor of Science in Education (Fall 2003-Spring 2005)
    • Graduated Cum Laude (Spring 2005)
    • Dean’s Honor List (2003-2005)
    • Member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (2004-2005)
  • Kennett Area Higher Education Center
    • Founding member of of KAHEC SRC (Student Resource Committee) (2001-2005)
    • Elected Secretary of SRC (2002-2003)
    • KAHEC Campaign Student Committee Member (2002)
    • ITV Facilitator at KAHEC

Degrees and Certifications:

Teacher’s Certification for the State of Missouri

  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Language Arts (5-9)

Professional Development:

  • MSTA member since 2005
  • Completed CPI (Non-violent Crisis Intervention) 2012-2019
  • PBIS Summer Institute (6-13-16)
  • Magnify Learning-PBL 101 Academy Workshop 

Current Position:

  • August 2007-began teaching 7th/8th grade remedial reading at Sikeston Junior High
  • August 2010-moved to 8th grade ELA at Sikeston Junior High
  • August 2014-2020 ELA Department Chair
  • August 2014-2020 FCCLA Co-sponsor
  • PBIS Committee member
  • iLead Committee member (2018-2020)
  • August 2018-2020 Facilitator for Innovator’s Learning Lab (Project Based Learning Semester Elective) 
  • August 2020 Sponsor of YCL Club. (Youth Coding League) 

Previous Position:

  • August 2005- Began teaching at Senath-Hornersville Middle School as a 7th/8th grade Title I, remedial reading instructor
    • Insurance Committee Member
    • Initiated SHMS Book Club
    • CSIP Committee Member

Family Information:

I moved to Sikeston when I was in second grade, from my birthplace, Columbia, South Carolina. I graduated from Sikeston, married my high school sweetheart, and began a family. I have three children, Payton, Lauren, and Kinsley.  I have one grandson, Aiden, and one granddaughter, Everly. Unfortunately for me, they all live in Alabama. I love summer because I get the opportunity to visit my babies. (They are all grown but they are still my babies!) 

In 2006, I married Danny Ware, an investigator with the New Madrid County Sherriff’s Office. He’s a long suffering fellow who was duped into being the executioner of my grand plans for my classroom. (Read: Honey, I want to ______, can you build that?)

We have one dog, a puggle, named Cosmo. He is spoiled, needy, and neurotic. I don’t know where he gets that from. We adopted a kitten from P.A.W.S. this summer and we named her Lady Sadie. Danny and I love her! Cosmo is a grumpy old man and he tolerates her at best. . 




Personal Information:

I am a completely different creature during summer break! I am a hermit. I lounge around in sweats and a t-shirt with no make up. If I HAVE to get out of the house, I put on a little make up (Unless I’m going to Lowes!), shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops. 

For fun, I read. I read a lot! I don’t have much time during the school year to read for fun, so I more than make up for it during the summer. Most days, in the summer, I read 2-3 books a day. 

I spend tons of time on Pintrest. I’m addicted and I am not ashamed to admit it. I find a ton of educational ideas from Pintrest. (Not to mention recipes and memes!)

I love zombies! I love watching The Walking Dead. My favorite zombie movies are Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. I play zombies on Call of Duty as well as the regular COD. This summer my husband and I jumped in to COD Blackout. We are horrible but we are improving! I love it because I get to spend time with my family. We often play with my brother and my daughter and her husband. Unfortunately, I don’t get to play a lot during the school year. 

I love to listen to music. The music I listen to depends on what kind of mood I am in. Mostly I listen to Top 40 radio stuff, but I love my 80’s hair bands! Some of my favorite moments are when I am home alone and I can sing and dance around my house. (Cosmo, my dog, is not impressed with either of these skills.)

I have social anxiety and panic attacks. I share this with you because I have A LOT of students who struggle with this as well. Sometimes it is a daily battle and other times it’s quite easy. It’s difficult for me to do public speaking engagements, meet new people, and experience new things. For some reason, teaching doesn’t fall into the category of making me nervous for those reasons. I personally believe it’s because this is what I was born to do, it’s my gift. It also helps me to REALLY understand my students apprehensions about what I require them to do because I have to do it too! 

The single most important thing I’d like for you to know about me is that I love my job. I really do! I love pre-teens and teens. I’m a strict teacher and I expect a lot out of my students. I don’t put up with a lot of foolishness. I want the best for my students and I want to send them to the high school prepared to succeed. Will I push you? Yes. Will I nag you. Yes. Will you hate me at times? Probably. (Especially 4th quarter) That’s ok. When you leave me, I want you to be able to look back and say, “Man, Mrs. Ware was tough, but I learned a lot!” 

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Students will need a composition book for Innovator’s Learning Lab. 

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