James Ward Elementary School

Principal's Message

Greetings to all of you!  We are anticipating an exciting and productive 2018-19 school year.  My name is Tanya Gaudet, the new principal at James Ward Elementary School.  I am a 47 year resident of Jennings, and I have worked in Jennings’ schools twenty out of the last twenty-two years.  My last two years have been spent at Hathaway High School.  I have enjoyed my years there, but Jennings is my community.  I am very excited to be back home. 


We have many great things happening at JWES; we invite you to be a part of as many of them as you can.  At JWES, we are committed to offering high-quality instruction to all students, so that they may reach their maximum potential.  Our faculty and staff work diligently to build an educational foundation needed to help our students to become productive citizens.  The students’ learning needs are the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of our school. 


I would like to express my appreciation to the parents and community of Jennings for their continued support of James Ward Elementary.  Please feel free to call or stop by JWES if we can help you or your child in any way.  We are happy to have you on our team!  Thank you in advance for committing to help us help your child to become confident, life-long learners.  I am excited about the opportunities the future holds here at James Ward Elementary School. 


Thank you,


Ms. Tanya Gaudet