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
This Week – September 18 – 22 Monday – 9:00 Mass – no shorts, please. All families are welcome. ~ Spanish class. Tuesday – Science with Mr. Coonan. ~ PE – please send water bottles. Wednesday – Noon dismissal – Thursday – PE – please send water bottles – 2:00 dismissal Friday – Music Religion […]
Hi Third and Fourth Grade Families! Yay! I finally figured out how to do this and I’m so excited. Your students are growing every day and I’m learning more about who they are and what their strengths are. Last Friday we started the “Self Portrait” assessment in the computer lab to discover each child’s learning […]
For the week of May 15-19: Religion Chapter 17 test: Thursday EP Foster Library Wednesday, 1230. Library cards and books to return Mrs. Puerto will discuss eating organically, Thursday morning STAR testing begins Thursday and Friday for fourth grade For Monday, May 22: Math test, Fraction concepts, such as equivalent, simplifying, comparing, and ordering fractions. Mixed […]
Our first week back from Easter Vacation was very busy. On Wednesday we attended our last STEM experience for the year, at the E.P. Foster Library. Our next visit, to return books, will be May 17th. On Thursday evening Holy Cross community was treated to entertainment by the students. The fourth grade did a superb […]