Tavarus Ward

Board of Directors, Education Support Professional Director

Tavarus Ward is currently an early childhood educator at Wells Station Elementary School. He has worked in the education field for 11 years. Before working in the Early Childhood Division as a Pre-K educator, he was a literacy interventionist for 4 years.  In addition to serving on the Board, Tavarus is an association representative for his school, a member of the Memphis-Shelby County Political Action Committee for Education, and chair of the Black History Committee at his school. He serves in various leadership roles at school and in the community. Tavarus is a member of the Tennessee Mass Choir and a member of Life Church, where he serves as team leader over JUMP, which serves the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Tavarus has actively advocated for public education for all students and the rights for educators. 


One of his favorite quotes is "Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them. Is this job tough? You betcha. But it is not impossible. We're educators. We're born to make a difference." ~Rita Pierson