Hello Shaw Family!!!!
While we are all trying to figure out a new normal, know that your district, school, and teacher are working hard to make sure that your child is still being serviced during this difficult time. I have sent out streams of communication with my parents to share how the distance learning will take place, but please check this site often for updates on homework or other important information the district or Shaw may want to share with you. Until we are back to the regular schedule, I advise you to spend this time making distance learning fun and spend time making wonderful memories with the people you love. Again if you need me please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here for you.
Believe it. Achieve it. With all thier HeARTs.... Love Mrs. Tate-Ward
My name is Barbara Tate-Ward and this is my 4th year teaching at Shaw Elementary School as the Special Education teacher. I have been in the teaching field for 7 years now, and I love working with students. I am originally from Mobile, Al., but I love working in the inner city. I attended Vashon High School and obtained my dual degree in Elementary Education and Cross-Categorical Disabilities from Missouri Baptist University in 2014. I began my career in Special School District, working with students with mild to moderate disabilities ranging anywhere from a Specfic Learning Disability, to students who were wheel-chair dependent or unable to speak, hear, and or see. I learned so much about the will of man and also about myself from those students that now I believe in the ability for anyone to learn when given the right tools. This is why I push my students so hard, because I know thier potential. My husband and I have a son who will be three in November 2018, and neice we love dearly that will be 6 september 2018. I plan to attend graduate school next fall to obtain a Masters degree in early childhood special education.