About Mrs. Ward
Hi! My name is Mrs. Megan Ward and I am happy to be re-joining the Ledgeview team this year. This is actually my 13th year with the Clarence Central School District. I previously taught first grade for five years at Ledgeview Elementary and then I had my beautiful daughter, Emily. I took two years off so that I could stay home to raise Emily and then joined the Harris Hill first grade team in 2010. I then decided to take one more year off with Emily and returned to the Harris Hill first grade team in 2012. Following this we welcomed our 2nd and 3rd beautiful daughters, Gracie and Lily, and I have been home for the past two years enjoying them. This year, I am excited to return to teaching...especially kindergarten! It is my dream job and I love everything about it...I'm so lucky!!
Here are some things you might want to know about me. I grew up in Amherst, New York and attended college locally at Canisius College. I graduated, summa cum laude, with a Bahelors Degree in Elementary/Early Secondary Education, which means I am certified to teach Pre-K through 6th grade (all subjects), and 7th -9th grade (English). The primary grades have always been my true love, though! I also obtained my Masters Degree from Canisius in Literacy/Reading, which means that I am also certified as a Reading Specialist. Literacy has always been my passion. I am an avid reader myself and just love the challenge and joy of teaching young children to read and watching them grow from non-readers or beginning readers to fluent readers by the end of the year. That is so exciting for me! If there is one gift I always hope I can give my students it is a true love of learning and a passion for books!
I currently live in Williamsville with my husband, Joe, who also happens to be a teacher (what a match!). Joe teaches Kindergarten in Depew and shares my love of children and learning. As I mentioned, we have three beautiful daughters who are truly our pride and joy. In my free time, more than anything else, I love to play with, read to, and just spend time with my girls. I have always loved reading, and I also love to go shopping, watch movies, and take vacations to Disney World. Let's see...what else can I tell you about me? My favorite color is pink and my favorite food is pasta (any kind!!). I hope I answered some of your questions, and I can't wait to get to know you too!