Ollie Tucker Ward

Title: Substitute Teacher
Company: Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
Location: Richmond Heights, Missouri, United States

Ollie Tucker Ward, Retired Teacher at Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for her dedication, achievements, and leadership.

With more than 40 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Ward enjoyed a long and successful career employed with the Saint Louis Public School. Hired as a reading instructor in 1950, she later transitioned into the capacity of a middle school counselor. Retiring in 1990, she devoted a subsequent seven years to the classroom as a part-time substitute teacher in Maplewood-Richmond Heights. Today, Ms. Ward contributes as a researcher in African American history in Richmond Heights.

Prior to the start of her illustrious career, Ms. Ward studied at Stowe Teachers College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1950. She later earned a Master of Arts at Washington University in 1958 and completed postgraduate coursework at Webster University. Ms. Ward concluded her academic efforts in 1973, after which she graduated from the University of Missouri.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Ward simultaneously worked as a field representative for Tucker Business College in Saint Louis between 1950 and 1966. Ms. Ward also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Harris Stowe State College in Saint Louis in 1974, 1984, and 1990. Civically, Ms. Ward has been involved with the Young Women’s Christian Association, as well as the Urban League Guild. Additionally, she was affiliated with Mirrium Shops for 20 years, raising funds to support special education students.

Ms. Ward’s many celebrated accomplishments include receiving a Distinguished Service Award from Iota Phi Lambda, an award from the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Distinguished Alumnae Award and President’s Award from Harris Stowe State College. Moreover, she was named as a Top Ladies of Distinction Sunday School Scholar by the Washington Metro AMEZ Church. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Ward has been featured in several editions of Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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