DeLeon Ware is a native Washingtonian and has been a math teacher at Chance Academy since 2018. DeLeon obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Howard University in May 2000. More recently, he is continuing his education and, as he feels, his service to the community at large by pursuing a law degree. He believes that one of the most essential services to render is creating citizens who will build a better world.
Before coming to Chance Academy, DeLeon taught in the District of Columbia Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Charter Schools for more than 15 years. DeLeon is, himself, a product of District of Columbia Public and Private Schools.
DeLeon was a student who struggled in math early for the same reasons many do: lack of a solid mathematics foundation upon which confidence can be built. He aims to ensure his students have the foundation and confidence to thrive in any academic environment. When asked why he chose Chance Academy, he responded that he “did not understand the opportunity given.” He thought he “accepted just another teaching job.” But he now realizes that he has been given a “chance” to be the best educator he can be because he “can teach to where the student is and not to a timeline.”