Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Chemistry M.S. Education Technology
Mr. William S. Ward
Prior to being Carver's SmartLab Coach, I taught at West Florence High School (WF). During my time at WF, I taught Physical Science, Chemistry, and Engineering. I began teaching after completing a successful career in the Pharmaceutical industry as a Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemist. I look forward, each day, to sharing my scientific knowledge and problem-solving abilities with students.
I am a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in Chemistry and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. I then attended the Chemical Officer Basic Course and the Army Airborne School. My first assignment was at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CRDEC). While at CRDEC I attended Johns Hopkins University and completed a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology. After I completed my masters, I was assigned to Germany to finish the last three years of my military commitment obtaining the rank of Captain. Upon returning to the United States, I started my career in the Pharmaceutical industry.
It is my strong belief that a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is critical for all students growing up in a very technical world. I am excited about the many learning opportunities available with Carver's SmartLab. I set the bar for each student to an individualized height that requires them to make an attainable stretch. I am also very pleased and excited about the many STEM initiatives within Florence School District One.