Facilitator for Innovator's Learning Lab
Teacher’s Certification for the State of Missouri
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. 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 re-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.
I am a completely different creature during summer break! If I am at home, and I try to be there as long as I can, 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 also spend time in my flower garden. I like beautiful blooming flowers! If you are in my classroom, you will see some of my plants from home.
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. 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!
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!”