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
Good morning all~ we are almost ready for Friday’s field trip. There are still sets of permission slips I am waiting on from four kids. Remember there are two: one for the Archdiocese and one for the City of Ventura. Both must be singed, even if you’re chaperoning, as the field trip is school sponsored. […]
Greetings from Fourth! Today (Tuesday) at 1PM we have our annual Spelling Bee. Aitana Gonzalez, Sofia Borras, Misiela Maiava and Josiah Avila will compete. Our alternate is Zayra Landeros. Good luck to all of you. We are so proud of you! Wednesday, we walk to EP Foster Library. Be sure your child has their library […]
Greetings from Fourth! This week in Religion we wind up our discussion of the Holy Spirit and how He guides daily. On Thursday there is a Math test on multiplying 2 digits by greater numbers. And, there is a Spelling test on Friday, lesson 10 Review. Those students participating in the Spelling Bee should be studying their word […]
Update on Missions: Mea culpa, but the Mission project is due on January 29th, a Friday and the Open House dislplay of the Missions is on the 29th of this month, a Sunday. Sorry for the error.