Jim Ward



  • Born in Chiefland, Fl.
  • Graduated from Chiefland High School, 1956
  • Graduated from University of Florida BSA, 1960, Masters 1973
  • Taught at Bunnell High School, Bunnell, FL, 1960-1961
  • Taught at Palatka High School, Palatka, FL, 1961-1977
  • Assistant Principal Palatka High School, 1977-1988
  • Director of Bradford-Union Vo-Tech, Starke, FL, 1988-2003
  • State winning livestock team
  • State winning meat judging team
  • Two state land judging teams
  • 14 state winning vegetable judging teams
  • National vegetable judging team
  • Many State Proficiency and State Farmers Degree winner
  • Palatka Jaycees Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • President of Fla. High School Rodeo Team-Won National Championship in 83-84
  • President of Putnam County Fair Association, 1974-1984
  • Member of Starke Rotary and Kiwanis