About the Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Sandra Ward

SCHOOL: St. Mark School

CLASS: Religion 8, Science 7 and 8

SCHOOL PHONE: 410-744-6560

About the Teacher

  I have been teaching middle school students for 41 years: 14 at Madonna 
Middle School at St. Benedict's, 22 years at Ascension School and now here for 
my fifth year at St. Mark.  Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
English and Secondary Education from Towson University, I obtained my Maryland 
teacher certification and my Master's Equivalency.
  In 2005 I completed the course requirements for a 
Certificate in Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University.  I 
currently hold both Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification as 
well as Catechist Certification.

  I have now been married for 39 years and have 4 beautiful children:  
Katie, Henry, Charlie, and Anna.  Katie works for Elijah Cummings;  Henry 
works for  T. Rowe Price; and Charlie atttends CCBC, and Anna recently 
graduated from UMBC and works at Relay Children's Center.    
My husband Henry is also a teacher of grade 8--at Ellicott Mills Middle School 
in Howard County.  In our spare time we enjoy hiking in Patapsco State Park, 
and traveling to Longwood Gardens, Ladew Gardens, Ocean City, and Assateague. 
We also keep busy with our 9 grandchildren.

  In 2005, I completed a two-year project to write a local wildflower guide 
for Patapsco State Park.  There are copies of this guide at the Avalon 
Visitor Center and in my classroom.

Mission For The Class

Mission for the Class

The mission for this class is quite simple:

     --to grow in love, fellowship, and service in the spirit of our Lord

     --to prepare for entrance into high school

     --to be role models for others
     --to provide a broad base of scientific knowledge