Pam Kiper Ware has been bringing her Southern hospitality to Muncie, Indiana for the past eighteen years. She began her involvement with the ITS in the early 1960’s, when she served as the Alabama State Thespian director. Ms. Ware directed theatre at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia. In 1975, she charted Troupe 2445 at the school.
Her school won the literary one-act play competition five times and the regional one-act play competition on seventeen occasions. Ms. Ware’s students have also been Georgia Theatre Conference winners and performed on the Thespian Festival main stage four times. She has received many awards and citations for her work as a theatre teachers. Ms. Ware was honored with the Kiwanis Youth Service Award in 1979 and the Community Service Award as a volunteer of the year in 1991. She was named woman of the year by the Gainesville Rotary Club.
Ms. Ware served as ITS Georgia state director and was a trustee for six years before being elected to the two-year post of president-elect. She has also served as president of ETA. Ms. Ware is also an active member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Gainesville Association of Educators, the Georgia Education Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the National Education Association, and the Georgia Theatre Conference. She has been an active member of the Theatre Education Association since its inception.