Pam Ware, who teaches English, speech, and theater at Gainsville High School in Gainsville, brings the same exacting standards to everything she does as an educator. "What is easy is seldom excellent," she says. "If something is worth doing" she adds, "it is worth overdoing. I make every second of every day count for something special in a most positive and productive way." For Mrs. Ware there is no hierarchy of tasks; mediocrity and insignificance do not figure in her vocabulary, and she expects as much, if not more, of herself as she does of others. "I do my best," she says, "because others deserve no less from me. Never have I expected more from a student than I was willing to give myself." Some of Mrs. Ware's most memorable moments as a teacher have come when she has succeeded in restoring confidence and faith to failing and disaffected students. One such student, after meeting with new success in her class, had this to say: "That Mrs. Ware can really teach; she makes me think I am somebody."
1962 Louisiana Tech University, B.A.