Supports institutions and organizations to become agents of change by creating a vision, building alignment and championing execution.
Timothy C. Ware supports institutions and organizations to become agents of change by creating a vision, building alignment and championing execution. Tim has held multiple senior-level executive roles and has nearly two decades of experience in community-based public service. Prior to entering the sphere of public education, Ware demonstrated this professional commitment to community at St. Vincent Hospital where he spent seven years overseeing the delivery of wraparound services to the neighborhood in which he lived.
Ware’s work as an educator in Memphis spans over a decade. In 2006, as a Teach For America corps member, he taught social studies at Frayser High School. In 2008, he was granted a position in the nationally recognized and highly selective Building Excellent Schools Fellowship after which he founded and led Veritas College Preparatory Charter School. Veritas College Prep has earned many distinctions under Ware’s leadership, including recognition by the Tennessee Department of Education for being in the top 5% of all schools in the state for student growth. In July 2013, Ware joined New Leaders, compelled by the opportunity to impact emerging school leaders and, in doing so, ensure that more Memphis students have access to a great education. Two years later, Ware heeded the call to serve the most vulnerable students in Tennessee by joining the Achievement Schools District and overseeing the turnaround of chronically underperforming schools. Tim’s current body of work focuses on creating alternative on-ramps into the workforce for young people who have not found success through traditional (K12 and four–year college/university) or locally available pathways.
Founder, Veritas College Preparatory Charter School
Executive Director, Tennessee Achievement School District
2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar
Executive Director, New Leaders