Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English and History for the University of Mississippi Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling from the University of North Alabama National Board Certified Counselor National Board Certified School Counselor
Mrs. Kathy Ward
Kathy Ward has worked in education for 35 ½ years. She began her teaching career in Mayport, Florida, on January 5, 1984. She moved from Florida to Greenville, Mississippi, where she taught for two years at T.L. Weston High School. In 1990, Kathy moved back to Northeast Mississippi and taught for one year at Thrasher High School. When Tishomingo County High School opened its doors in August 1991, Kathy Ward taught English and U. S. History until 1999 when she became one of TCHS’s high school counselors. Kathy worked as a counselor at Tishomingo County High School until June 30, 2012, when she retired. During her retirement, Kathy worked part-time at Burnsville School as a reading interventionist and a U. S. history teacher. In August 2014, Kathy came out of retirement to become the counselor at Iuka Elementary School. In August 2018, Kathy transferred to Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center to serve as one of TCCTC’s career counselors.
Kathy enjoys working with young people to help them reach their full potential. She also enjoys helping students earn community service hours through projects that help others in need. Kathy has this to say about her time at the Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center: “I definitely see the benefits of a career and technical education. I see students leave TCCTC with skills and certifications that prepare them for the workplace after graduation.”
Kathy and her husband David have two children, Rebecca and Matthew, who both attended Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center. Rebecca is a nurse for North Mississippi Medical Services, and Matthew is working toward his Industrial Maintenance degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College after serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.