Mrs. Sandra Ward
St. Mark School
Science 7 and 8
I have been teaching middle school students for 43 years: 14 at Madonna
Middle School at St. Benedict's, 22 years at Ascension School and now here
for my seventh 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 41 years and have 4 beautiful children:
Katie, Henry, Charlie, and Anna. Katie works for Elijah Cummings; Henry
works for T. Rowe Price; Charlie is a cantor and accompanist at the Church
of the Ascension, and Anna is the director of Children of America in Howard
County. 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 11 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.
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