As part of our ongoing series called “Meet Our Teachers,” here is what Ms. Jay had to say:
Hello beautiful people! My name is Jay Ward; I am married with 2 grown kids, a granddaughter, and another grandbaby on the way. I graduated from Campbell University, Buies Creek NC, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education (K-6) in 2009. I taught for 3 years in Harnett County, NC as a 5th grade teacher then switched to 3rd grade. I moved to Murphy in 2011 and was hired as a 5th grade teacher here at TLC shortly after. I have taught 5th, 3rd, 4th Writing, 6th Math/Science,and 7th Math over the years. I currently teach the 6-8th Middle School regular Math classes.
My favorite teaching is STEM/ STEAM/ PBL (project based learning) where I can incorporate a topic/idea like the Titanic and include all subjects into that topic. I also love teaching coding, 3-D printing, and Computer Technology. Incorporating hands-on/ real world activities into the classroom will get our students ready for their future in Society and makes learning fun!