Mrs. Sharita Ware is the 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year and an engineering and technology teacher at East Tipp Middle School in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. Sharita Ware has 10 years of experience in the classroom, which is a second career for the educator. Mrs. Ware spent the years prior to becoming an educator serving in industry in engineering and marketing. In addition to teaching STEM and coaching robotics teams at East Tipp Middle School, Ware has also taught classes through Purdue University’s Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute’s Super Saturday Program. Ware earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, specializing in engineering and technology teacher education from Purdue University. Mrs. Ware is a product of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program.