[sticklist] - Academy "Headmaster" Named
rforno at infowarrior.org
Fri Jun 26 18:19:41 UTC 2009
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Academy Headmaster, COL John Ford, BS, M.Ed.
Effective immediately, Major John Ford is promoted to Headmaster of
the Academy and Colonel, VFMA&C. VF will return to the title of
Headmaster of the Academy as was established in 1929. The title of
Headmaster is also consistent with independent school organizational
COL Ford is both a math teacher and statistician, and has successfully
led the integration of the Buff and Blue program in the Academy. This
program has transformed the learning experience for our Cadets in
grades seven through ten and resulted in increased academic
performance, higher rate of parent and cadet satisfaction, and a
substantially higher rate of reenrollment.
COL Ford graduated from the United States Military Academy at West
Point where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations
research. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the branch of
Field Artillery. His first duty assignment was with the 24th Infantry
Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia. During this time, he served in
Operations Desert Shield and Storm. His military decorations include
the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
COL Ford served eight years in the field of service and operations
management before joining the Valley Forge staff in 2002. He holds a
masterâ€™s degree in math education from Widener University and is a
member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. While at
the Forge, he has taught in both the Academy and the College. He has
also served as the Deputy Director of Admissions. He currently
teaches in the ninth grade and is head of the Buff & Blue Program.
MAJ Ford was inducted into the Order of Anthony Wayne in 2008. He
lives in Prospect Park with his wife, Karen and son, Timothy.
BS â€“ United States Military Academy
M.Ed. â€“ Widener University
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