Darryl J. Ford: CV
Head of School, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa.
July 2007 - present
Middle School Director, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1997 - 2007
Headmaster and Executive Director, St. Gregory Episcopal School, Chicago, Ill.
July 1992 – June 1997
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Institutional, and Policy Studies
- MA in Educational Administration
Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.
- BA in Honors Liberal Arts
- BS in Social Studies Education; Minor in History, Phi Beta Kappa
Friends Select School, Philadelphia, Pa.
- High School Diploma; Cum Laude Society
Board ServiceNational Board for Education Sciences, [2013 to the present]
Friends Council on Education, Clerk [2012 to the present]; Assistant Clerk [2010-2012]; Board member [2009 to the present]; Clerk [2005-2006]; Assistant Clerk [2004-2005]
AIM Academy, Board member [2009 to the present] Conshohocken, PA
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), Commission on Accreditation, Commissioner [2008 to the present] Philadelphia
Villanova University, Board Member [2008 to the present] Villanova, PA
White-Williams Scholars, Program Committee Member [2007-2011] Philadelphia
Steppingstone, Board Member [2003 to the present] Philadelphia
Episcopal Community Services, Board of Council Member [2001-2011] Philadelphia
Children’s Literacy Initiative, Board Member, [2000-2010]; Advisory Council [2011-to the present] Philadelphia
The Greater Philadelphia Area Independent School Consortium, Advisory Board Member [1999-2011] Philadelphia
St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Vestry Member [1999-2001, 2002-2004 terms] Philadelphia
Southern Home Services, Board Member, [1999-2001] Philadelphia
Friends Select School, Alumni Board Member, [1998-2001] Philadelphia
Ford, D.J., [Spring 2011], The Setting of the Sundial. Published in Penn Charter, the magazine of the William Penn Charter School.
Ford, D.J. Editor. [February 2006]. School in Diversity Action Research by P. Macpherson. Philadelphia: Friends Council on Education.
Ford, D.J. et al. “The Culture of School Change” [February 2006]. An ADVIS presentation on first and second order diversity changes in independent schools.
Ford, D.J. & Coombs, E. “Bullying 101” [November 2005]. A presentation on traditional and cyber-bullying for The William Penn Charter Middle School Parent Forum.
Ford, D.J. & Coombs, E. “Bullying 101” [October 2005]. A presentation on traditional and cyber-bullying for the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
Ford, D.J. & Irving, C. . Voices in Penn Charter’s Diversity History. In P. Macpherson, I. McHenry, and S. Sweeney-Denham’s (Editors) Schooled in Diversity: Readings on Racial Diversity in Friends Schools. Philadelphia: Friends Council on Education.
Ford, D.J., Kleine-Kracht, P., Ryan, S. & Shouse, R. . The Allen School. In M.K. Merseth’s (Editor), Cases In Educational Administration. New York: Harper-Collins.
Ford, D.J. . Local School Council Decision Making: An Exploratory Investigation of Four Elementary Chicago Schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of Chicago.
Ford, D.J. & Bennett, A.L. . The Changing Principalship in Chicago. Education and Urban Society, 26 (3), 238 – 247.
- Distinguished Leadership Award for contributions to Education, Community College of Philadelphia, May 2012
- Distinguished Alumnus Award, Friends Select School, Philadelphia 
- Alumni Medallion, Villanova University, College of Arts and Sciences 
- Headmaster Emeritus, St. Gregory Episcopal School, Chicago 
- Principal of the Year, Reading is Fundamental, Chicago 
- Educator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa, Chicago Chapter