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Ms. Richmond

Ms. Richmond named Presidential Award State Finalist!!

When Ms. Misty Richmond, a middle school science teacher at James Ward Elementary School, found out that she was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST), she says that the biggest honor came from reading all the texts and emails from her current and former colleagues.

All About Mr. Ward

James Ward, Esquire, was born in Antrim, Ireland on August 1, 1814. In 1834, he traveled to America and lived at Auburn, New York as a farmer. He married Mary E. Hickson in 1840 and remained with her until her departure from this world in 1855.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Chicago Board of Education from May 1857 to 1863. During this period there was much progress and growth in the school system. At that time, he was the chairman of the committee on School Buildings and Grounds. As the chairman, he was responsible for the planning and supervision of the construction of the free schools in Chicago.
  • award #17 2018 Best Public School in Chicago
  • algebra 96% Algebra 1 Exit Exam Pass Rate
  • attendance 98.3% Attendance Rate
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