Davina Ware, 2002 Big Red
is a teacher for Columbus City Schools. She is an assessment leader, curriculum writer, PD facilitator, and electives department chair for her district. At CIART, Davina constructs/leads a summer institute for 8 weeks of camp for students in Franklin County to enhance their learning through the performing arts. She is also a full-time graduate student at Ashland University working towards her Doctoral degree in Education (Leadership Studies). Davina is the Executive Director of a non-profit after school and summer program called Creative Inspiration Art Institute. She is also the co-owner of Mr. Brenda's Café (Medical Pavilion, Steubenville, OH)
B.A The Ohio State University
M.Ed. Ashland University
Minority Educator of the Year 2017
CCS Exemplary Award "Service Above Self" 2015 & 2016
CCS Citation of Excellence Award "Service Above Self" 2012
Favorite high school memory
Davina's favorite high school memory was being able to utilize her creativity by writing and directing her own high school Black History Month productions 3 years in a row. According to Davina, the arts is an expressive outlet that allows freedom and she is thankful SHS allowed her to follow her dreams. She is happy to give back to students who share the same dream.
Advice to the Class of 2018
Faith without works is DEAD. If you believe it, you will achieve it. Trust in the process and never Give Up!
THANK YOU DAVINA!
"Big Red Goes to College Day" is a celebration to recognize our students pursuing any post-secondary education and/or training. Davina came home last week and visited her BIG RED family! She was selected to be on the alumni panel and provided great advice and helpful tools to help prepare the Class of 2018 as they continue their educational journey! Thank you, Davina! We loved having you back in the halls of SHS!