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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) 2012-2017
  • 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-ELA Department Chair
  • August 2014-FCCLA Co-sponsor
  • PBIS Committee member
  • A & R Committee member
  • 2018 Facilitator for Innovator’s Learning Lab

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. 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. 



Personal Information:

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!” 

Mrs. Carissa Ware

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