Emily Ward

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Emily is thrilled to partner again with the teachers, parents, and staff as Ben Franklin Academy’s Science Specialist. Her goal is to help students reinforce the concepts they are taught in class as well as delve deeper into the Scientific Process. Emily has been with BFA since it opened; she started at BFA as a fourth grade teacher before becoming the Science Specialist. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her computer animator husband, Cliff, their independent young lady, Iris, and their crazy mutt, Gertie.

As our namesake, Benjamin Franklin, said, “The doors of wisdom are never shut.” Emily has always had a passion for science, which has led her to obtain her Master’s in Math and Science Curriculum Instruction. She hopes to instill this love of learning, questioning, and curiosity to the students using meaningful experiments and hands-on explorations. Emily looks forward to continue getting to know the elementary students and fostering their love of science!

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