Dallas native and Skyline High School graduate. During his 28 year career, Ward began teaching first Grade at Jose Navarro Community Learning Center in West Dallas. The first African-American principal of Edna Rowe School, he, also served as principal of Sequoyah and H. S. Thompson learning center and James Madison High School. For much of his career, Ward oversaw schools in African American communities located in public housing developments. He viewed his work helping to improve academic achievement at those schools as the most important of his career. Other appointments; Superintendent of Dallas’ Texas Can Charter Schools and adjunct professor at John Hopkins University.
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