Department of Defense Education Activity

Tabatha Ware Named New Principal at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School

For Immediate Release — July 19, 2019 | Marshall ES


Mrs. Tabatha Ware will serve as the Marshall Elementary School principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky effective July 15.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — July 19, 2019 — Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Mrs. Tabatha Ware as the Marshall Elementary School principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky effective July 15.

“Tabatha’s ability to lead by doing what is best for children will make her a great addition to Marshall,” said Dr. Washington. “She understands the unique dynamics of military life because Tabatha has lived it as an educator and military spouse.”

Ware began teaching in Hinesville, Georgia, as a middle school math and literacy teacher at Lewis Frazier Middle School in 2001. Later, she spent three years working with Marie Detty Head Start as an educational specialist of Early Childhood Education in Lawton, Oklahoma. Her DoDEA journey began in 2004 as a kindergarten teacher at Smith Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany. During her time in Germany, she also taught at Wetzel Elementary School. In 2007, Ware moved to Fort Campbell, to teach kindergarten at Marshall Elementary School. During the school year 2010-2011, she taught at Humphreys Elementary School near Pyeongtaek, South Korea before returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Ware has served as assistant principal at André Lucas Elementary School and Fort Campbell High School.

She received an undergraduate degree in Middle School Education with a focus on Language Arts and Math from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Ware earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and received a Specialist of Education in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, she is completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ware is a proud wife of a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant. They have two children, three grandchildren, and a son-in-law.