Sharita Ware

Sharita Ware

Engineering and Technology Education Teacher

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Lafayette, IN USA

There’s a certain amount of excitement about doing something new, trying something different, and being willing to take the journey—the good and the bad.


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Sharita Ware


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Growing up, I was always tinkering, taking things apart, and building things.
I began my college journey as a mechanical engineering student but shifted my focus and graduated with a degree in industrial engineering technology.
I started my career working for an engine design and production company, and then moved on to work for a large publishing company.
After getting married and starting a family, I stayed home with my kids for nine years.
I spent that time trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a career that would allow me to stay close to home and prioritize family.
I got an email looking for STEM professionals to transition into teaching—I hadn’t ever considered teaching but it sounded interesting and it would allow me to have the same schedule as my kids.
I decided to pursue the opportunity and have been working as a middle school engineering and technology education teacher since!
My career as a teacher has combined all of the things I enjoy: engineering and technology, creativity, and nurturing children.
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Engineering and Technology Education Teacher

I teach middle school students about the technological world around them.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I teach kids about the technological world around them. I have six class periods per day with one period for lesson development or whatever I need to get done, which is sometimes subbing for my absent colleagues. We use the engineering design process to design and solve real-world problems. We design and fabricate race cars, make prosthetic legs, robotics, space and flight, electronics, and more.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Industrial Engineering Technology


Challenges I Overcame

Racial Discrimination