Tim Ware, Founder and Executive Director (TFA '06)
Tim Ware applied for and was granted a position in the nationally recognized and highly selective Building Excellent Schools 2008 Fellowship. Building Excellent Schools is a national organization that trains professionals to create, found, and open high performing, college preparatory charter schools in their communities. Only the third Fellow selected from Memphis, Mr. Ware is excited to bring the best practices and lessons learned from his school visits and training through Building Excellent Schools to the children of Memphis. Mr. Ware gained his first experiences serving at-risk youth and their families while the Youth Services Coordinator for St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Ware oversaw the growth and implementation of non-medical youth services through the hospital, leading staff and youth workers to make a significant impact on the local community. His work in Indianapolis brought him two prestigious distinctions: In 2002 Mr. Ware received the Chairman’s Award from the Indiana Black Expo and Indiana Sports Corporation for exemplary dedication in direct service to youth. In 2004, he received the Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders which recognizes outstanding leadership in social entrepreneurship in the state of Indiana. In 2006 Mr. Ware joined Teach For America in Memphis where he started as a junior high school history teacher. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also coached basketball and baseball teams for Frayser Middle and High School. Immediately, Mr. Ware’s leadership abilities were recognized and he was asked to serve as a Teacher on Special Assignment, functioning as Assistant Principal in just his second year. In this role, he oversaw tenth grade student concerns, male mentoring, teacher compliance and special programs. Mr. Ware holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cedarville University.
Chris Armistad, Deputy Director
Nick Getschman, Chief Academic Officer (TFA '06)