Mrs. Cynthia Ward is the 4th grade teacher at Holy Cross School, prior to teaching fourth Mrs. Ward first availed herself to Holy Cross School as a substitute teacher. She had heard of a little Catholic elementary school in downtown Ventura. Visiting the campus, intent on introducing herself and learning more about the school, she found herself substitute teaching a class later that afternoon. As it turned out, her visit was timely, as it was a year of torrential rains and faculty members were having difficulty getting to work. Mrs. Ward, then a part-time middle school religion coordinator at nearby Our Lady of Assumption School, filled the void and never left.
Mrs. Ward earned a Bachelor of Science degree at California State University at Northridge. She later cleared her Teaching Credential and earned a Certificate in Language Acquisition and Development, followed by a Master’s in Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Her love of Holy Cross School stems from the academic freedom it affords her. The ability to explain moral and ethical issues to her students, encouraging discussion and debate, without the fear of crossing the church/state line so prevalent in the public school system, has defined her commitment to Holy Cross and the Catholic education. Add to that the opportunity teaching at one of the historic Junipero Serra Old Missions and Mrs. Ward has enjoyed Holy Cross School to a degree that she freely admits is difficult to explain. At Holy Cross there is a sense of being a part – a part of the Holy Cross School family and history.
During her off-campus time, Mrs. Ward enjoys gardening, walking, reading non-fiction and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Fourth Grade News and Posts
Greetings parents! On the eve of our Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to make sure and thank all of you for sharing your children with me. Transitions are never easy, but I for one, have enjoyed my 1st two-weeks in this new space and getting to know each of your children. So this Thanksgiving, I am […]
What an AMAZING week we had! We are settling into our new routine, getting used to new policies and procedures, and learning how to get along and the strategies to help each of us be successful. The All About Me posters were a HUGE hit. All of the kids did a great job and expressed […]
Hello 3rd and 4th grade families… I wanted to officially say “hello” and express my excitement at being your child’s teacher this year. We have already had a great start and I only anticipate bigger and brighter things from this combined class. Each Friday, you will receive this class webpage. I will also send out […]
Our field trip to the Petty Farm in Saticoy was amazing! We learned a lot about agriculture – the science of farming. Thank you to all the farm teachers and to our drivers for being so helpful and gracious! Our Fall Festival is this coming Saturday. If you can contribute to our “coffee” basket, it […]
On Monday I will be sending home a sheet containing information on our new online, reading program called Maxscholar. We will use it at school and it can be used at home to help your child build their reading and vocabulary skills. We have all been trained in the program and I am very excited […]