My love for challenging the minds of young people and watching them grow up into responsible, educated adults kept me in my career for 37 years.
Retired Language Arts teacher Randi D. Ward has 37 years experience in the field of education and is a talented published author.
Mrs. Ward graduated at the top of her high school class and with honors both at her undergraduate and graduate levels at her university. With a Bachelors of Arts in Language Arts, Mrs. Ward earned a Master’s degree from Marshall University in West Virginia and began her lustrous teaching career educating students grades 7 thru 12 in both rural and inner city schools in the areas of grammar, literature, creative writing, essay writing, research writing, journalism, public speaking, and drama.
Mrs. Ward has contributed significantly to her field, helping pioneer the formation of the Gifted Program in West Virginia. Additionally, in the 1970s, she assisted her alma mater Marshall University in creating the Masters Education Program courses for the teachers of TAG (Talented and Gifted). A world traveler and lover of all cultures, from November 2011 until February 2012, Mrs. Ward taught English as a Second Language to young adults in Cairo, Egypt. The experience led her and her two Egyptian business partners to open an English and German language school called Rise Up in late 2012. Sadly, it had to close due to the unstable political situation in Egypt. She was also a former partner and educational instructor and coordinator of 6 October English Institute in Egypt with her partner Samar Farouk.
Throughout her teaching professional career, Mrs. Ward has motivated thousands of students and has always encouraged them to believe in themselves and to try to do their very best to achieve their dreams. “Believe! Don’t dream big; dream bigger! The sky is the limit so reach for the stars!” is her life philosophy.