Effective September 6, 2022, Terra Ward will be the new Interim Assistant Principal at Yowell Elementary School (YES), replacing Sean Bellis, who has accepted a Principal position at Berkeley Elementary School in Spotsylvania County Public Schools.
Mrs. Ward has nineteen years’ experience in public education with fourteen of those years with Culpeper County Public Schools (CCPS). She taught first and third grade at Yowell Elementary for nine years and has spent the last five years as a Reading Interventionist at Yowell. Prior to coming to CCPS, she taught first grade at J.B. Fisher Elementary in Richmond.
Mrs. Ward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education PK-6 from Shippensburg University of PA and a
Masters of Science in Education in Supervision from Shenandoah University. She holds a Virginia license in the areas of Elementary Education PK-6 and Administration and Supervision PK-12.
Outside of school, Mrs. Ward is a board member for the Culpeper Country Club Swim Team, a member of the Culpeper United Methodist Church, the Culpeper Rec Club and the Palomino Court Book Club. She is also a team manager for the Culpeper Soccer Club.
“I am approaching this position with zest and enthusiasm and I look forward to fostering relationships with Yowell students and staff,” Mrs. Ward said about her new position. Her husband, Chris Ward, works at Maloney and Ward Insurance Agency. They have two daughters who attend Yowell Elementary and a one-year-old chocolate lab puppy named Hazel. Mrs. Ward’s hobbies include reading, shopping, and visiting family in Pennsylvania.