Ashley Ware


Ashley Ware has been acting since the day she was born. She is the original "drama queen." A native of Hixson, Tennessee, Mrs. Ware is the younger of two girls to David and Alice Hageman, both retired school teachers. Mrs. Ware graduated from Hixson High School in 1993. She was a cheerleader, a student council member, Secretary of her Junior Class, Fellowship of Christian Athletes officer, Student Venture Officer, All East and All State Chorus member (Alto II), Mock Trail State Champion (Best Defense Attorney), and Model United Nations State Champion (Scholarship recipient). Mrs. Ware
also attended the Chattanooga School for the Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre under the direction of Alan Ledford and Kathy Allison-McKnight. Her dance training was under the direction of Karen Horton Presswood of Chattanooga.

Mrs. Ware attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She was an Emerging Leaders Scholar and an Academic Scholar. She also won a journalism scholarship and an athletic scholarship for Junior Varsity Cheerleading. Mrs. Ware graduated Magna Cum Laude from APSU in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication Education. She did her student teaching in drama under the direction of Lucille McIntyre of Wilmington, NC (Nell). Mrs. Ware earned her Master's of Education degree from North Georgia and State University in May 2008.

Ashley Ware has been teaching for 11 years. Prior to teaching in Jackson County, Mrs. Ware taught for three school systems in Tennessee as well as the Gwinnett County and Jefferson City School Systems in Georgia. Mrs. Ware has taught middle school and high
school drama and has directed over twenty shows, including several community and church productions. She is also the choreographer for Eagle Entertainment and STATIC, an interpretive movement group of Zion Church in Braselton, Georgia.

Some of Mrs. Ware's most memorable shows/TV productions include Shakespeare's As You Like It with actress/director Linda Lavin, Mame, Meeting at the Manger, FOOLS,
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, GREASE and Dawson's Creek.

Ashley Ware is married to the best guy on Earth and has three children
who think their mom is crazy!!!

Mrs. Ware wants to thank all the many hands and feet of WBCT and looks
forward to many more years of shows and laughter.