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SDUC Administrators Alfred and Ware To Be Honored

  Alfred and Ware

JaNae’ Alfred and Clarence "Clay" Ware, members of The School District of University City’s leadership staff, have been recognized with prestigious awards for their years of work in education.

Alfred, who joined The District in July, is principal at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, will receive the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Leader Under 40 Award from Harris-Stowe State University. Alfred will be honored on Oct. 25 at the Missouri Athletic Club at a special dinner and reception hosted by the Harris-Stowe Foundation.

Alfred is a 2002 graduate of University City High School. She previously served as both a teacher and administrator in the Ferguson-Florissant and Parkway districts. She earned a B.A. from Harris-Stowe. She went on to earn two M.A.s and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Ware, the coordinator of the Adult Education and Literacy program for the district, received the first Outstanding Adult Educator Award by the Commission for Community, Minority, and Non Formal Education within the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. 

Ware is a 28-year employee of the school district. Under his leadership, the Adult Education and Literacy program is the second largest in the state, graduating hundreds of ESL and adult learners. He is an active member of the community, serving on the Workforce Development Board for 16 years and in partnerships with St. Louis Community College, St. Louis County Out of School Youth Program, Washington University/BJC and Mercy Hospital.

“I always remind my adult learners that it’s important to see the opportunity ahead beyond the scope of their earlier failures,” he said.

Ware has been invited to be a guest at the organization’s upcoming conference.

We are so excited to see our leaders honored in these exciting ways,” said Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley. “Dr. Alfred and Mr. Ware have made a huge difference in the lives of students – both young and adult. We are very proud of them.”