Dr. Paul Callahan 
Principal ~ Ware County High School

Email: paul.callahan@ware.k12.ga.us

Dr. Paul Callahan obtained his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southern University. He also completed his M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. Dr. Callahan attended University of Sarasota and completed his Ed. S. and Ed. D. in Educational Leadership.Dr. Callahan is starting his 10th year at Ware County High School and 22nd in education as a whole. Dr. Callahan will be the CHAPS Academy Principal for the upcoming year. He is married to the former Kim Bennett of Waycross. They have two children: Lauren and Jojo. He enjoys spending time with his family and all outdoor activities in his spare time.

Anthony Nazworth
Principal ~ Ware A&M Academy
Email: anthony.nazworth@ware.k12.ga.us

Dr. Anthony Nazworth is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State University. HIs 21 years of service to education has spanned across 3 Georgia counties. He has worked as a teacher, coach, special education coordinator and administrator. Professionally, Dr. Nazworth's primary focus is on building relationships that enable students and teachers to be successful.Dr. Nazworth is originally from Folkston, Georgia where he and his family currently reside. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shauna for 21 years. They are blessed with two children; Lexi (17) and Beau (15). Their family is completed by Rylee and Siri, two dogs that are rescues from the local human society. In his personal time, Dr. Nazworth enjoys chasing fitness goals, playing the guitar, reading and above all..... cooking.
Michelle Strickland
Principal ~ CHAPS Academy
Email: michelle.strickland@ware.k12.ga.us

I am excited to be a part of Ware County High School’s administrative team. I have been in education for twenty years- thirteen years as a classroom teacher, four years as an instructional coach, and three years as an assistant principal. I received a Bachelor of science degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and went on to earn a Master's  and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.  I have spent the majority of my career in early childhood education (grades K-5); however, I taught Teaching as a Profession Pathway at Pierce County High School and Duel Enrollment education courses at Coastal Pine Technical College in 2017-2018. I have been married to Jason for twenty years and we have two fur babies, Lacy and Levi. We are both excited to be a part of Gator Nation! 
Chiquita Thebaud
Principal ~ Cornerstone Academy
Email: chiquita.thebaud@ware.k12.ga.us

Mary Alice Aldridge
Instructional Coach


Mrs. Mary Alice Aldridge graduated from Ware County High School in 1980. She completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology from Waycross College (South Georgia State College at Waycross) in 1982. She is married to Victor Aldridge, a Pierce County native. Together they have loved agriculture and building a commercial row-drop farming business over the past 34 years. They have three children: Nick Aldridge (wife Tess Tanner Aldridge, daughters Preslie and Addie) and Jarred Aldridge (wife Roxanne White Aldridge, daughter Lexie) and one daughter, Maisie Aldridge Stewart (husband Daniel Stewart). She most enjoys spending time with her husband, children, their spouses and her grandchildren.In December of 1982, Ms. Aldridge completed a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State College. In 2002 she completed a Master of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University in Education with an Emphasis in Adult Education.Mrs. Aldridge taught elementary school for eleven years at Waresboro Elementary from 1993 – 2004. Upon adding on secondary broad-field Social Studies certification, in the fall of 2005, she transferred to Ware County High School and began teaching ninth grade social studies. While at Ware County High School she has: completed the Gifted Endorsement, piloted the Ware County High School Leadership Class (a service learning course) from its inception (2007) through 2014, served as Anchor Club advisor (2008-2014), filled department chair position, taught World Geography, US History, Honor’s US History, World History, Advanced Content World History and Advanced Placement World History. Her passion in the classroom was Advanced Placement World History because of her love of the challenge that students are willing to take in order to succeed in the course and with the fact that course content allows students to expand knowledge which will be a basis for day to day life events.
Justin Jury
Special Ed Coordinator

Email: justin.jury@ware.k12.ga.us

Mr. Justin Jury obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Accounting from Valdosta State University. He also completed an MBA degree program at the University of West Georgia. He completed the SETWEB program at the University of Georgia to obtain his educator's certificate. Mr. Jury obtained an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership through Valdosta State University. Mr. Jury has served as a special education teacher, general education teacher, coach, special education coordinator and administrator. He has served 16 years in education and he has been in the Ware County system since 2016. He will be serving as our Special Education Coordinator and an Assistant Principal this school year. Mr. Jury has been married to Ashley for 12 years and they have 2 beautiful children, Jade (7) and Ryker (5).