Ms. Loring Ward

Ms. Ward teaches fifth and sixth grade math and is a fifth-grade homeroom teacher. She is also a proud Mason Prep alum!
Why do you teach?
I have always wanted to be a teacher.  I enjoy seeing the lightbulb go off for children and I enjoy seeing children mature and grow. I especially like teaching math and try to make it enjoyable for children.  I think building the foundation and making math less scary is the key for success in high school.
Why do you teach at Mason Prep? 
I went to Mason Prep and loved the culture of the school and the education it gave me.  I wanted to provide that same environment for other children.
What do you want your students to get from having known you?
I want them to feel that they can be strong mathematicians and problem solvers.
What is the most important life lesson that you want your students to take from your subject area or grade level?
I think the most important life lesson from math is persistence.  When something looks daunting, break it down to components you know and understand and often the problem becomes simple.
What do you like to do for fun? 
I teach and take boxing classes when I am not at school.
Any interesting facts about yourself? 
I have a twin sister named Caroline and played college soccer at Davidson.
Mason Preparatory School is committed to the education of the whole child in preparation for secondary education through the cultivation of respect, integrity, and personal responsibility within a nurturing environment that results in a productive citizen of a global community.