Anna Ward » Mrs. Ward's Seventh Grade Science

Mrs. Ward's Seventh Grade Science

Hello BulldogsMy name is Anna Ward, and I am a seventh grade science teacher at Harlem Middle School. This is my thirteenth year teaching, and my fifth year at Harlem Middle. The majority of my career has been teaching seventh grade; it is my favorite age group to work with! I also coach the Harlem Track Team alongside Mr. Lampkin, an eighth grade science teacher.

A LITTLE ABOUT MY BACKGROUND: I am originally from the rural town of Dorchester, SC and I attended the University of South Carolina. During my time at USC, I was a member of the marching band’s flag line and served as the Captain for the last two years.  In addition to the band, I also became a member of the Delta Zeta sorority as well as a service organization associated with my major. 
I've been married to my husband Victor for the past 20 years, and we are parents to two awesome and fun kids, Sydney and CB! Sydney is a college Freshman at Georgia Southern University and CB is a HHS Sophomore. We LOVE all animals...I have three cats (Kylo, Pepsi, and Toast), a leopard gecko (Kiwi), and a sassy guy that resides in our classroom...Rex, the bearded dragon!

In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy a variety of hobbies such as reading, watching college sports, and all kinds of outdoor activities. My family loves to hike, backpack, and camp. I am a huge Disney fanatic and Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places ever! We also frequently travel out to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park. My family also spends a great deal of time watching football; we are huge South Carolina Gamecocks and Carolina Panthers fans!

As a teacher, I firmly believe in the principles of personalized, whole child instruction. In simple terms, I like to see students as individuals within my classroom and structure instruction in a way that best fits the needs of each student. My classroom is one that is student-centered and allows for exploration and discovery of academic content as well as personal growth. Students learn best in an environment that allows for choice and high levels of engagement, while high expectations and levels of rigor are maintained. I love challenging students, and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to teach these young adolescents.   

--Valdosta State University, Specialist in Instructional Technology (anticipated completion December 2024)
--UNC-Charlotte, M.A.T. in Middle Grades Science (December 2013)
--University of South Carolina, (May 2000)