Resume for Darryl J. Ford
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
AIM Academy, Board Member [2009 to the present] Conshohocken, Pa.
The Heads Network, Trustee [2017 to present] Nashville, Tenn.
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, Trustee [2015 to present] Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Cum Laude Society, Regent, District II [2014 to present] Louisville, Ky.
Cliveden of the National Trust, Trustee [2003 to present] Philadelphia, Pa.
Steppingstone, Board Member [2003 to 2021] Philadelphia, Pa.
Villanova University, Board Member [2008 to 2018] Villanova, Pa.
National Board for Education Sciences, [2013 - 2016] Washington D.C.
Friends Council on Education, Clerk [2012 to 2015 and 2005-2006]; Assistant Clerk [2010-2012 and 2004-2005]; Board member [2010 to 2018 and 2000-2008] Philadelphia, Pa.
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), Commission on Accreditation, Commissioner [2008 - 2018] Philadelphia, Pa.
White-Williams Scholars, Program Committee Member [2007-2011] Philadelphia, Pa.
Episcopal Community Services, Board of Council Member [2001-2011] Philadelphia, Pa.
The Greater Philadelphia Area Independent School Consortium, Advisory Board Member [1999-2011] Philadelphia, Pa.
St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Vestry Member [1999-2001, 2002-2004 terms] Philadelphia, Pa.
Southern Home Services, Board Member, [1999-2001] Philadelphia, Pa.
Friends Select School, Alumni Board Member, [1998-2001] Philadelphia, Pa.
Additional Professional Activities
Friends Seminary, Accreditation Committee, Chair [March 2017] New York City, N.Y.
Sidwell Friends, Accreditation Committee, Chair [November 2016] Washington D.C.
Lancaster Country Day School, Accreditation Committee, Chair [November 2011] Lancaster, Pa.
NAIS/E.E. Ford Fellow for Aspiring Heads [2005-2006] Exploration of independent school leadership.
Ford, D.J., Symbolic Leadership and DEI, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, [Annually] Philadelphia, Pa.
Ford, D.J., "Building an Engaged and Diverse Community" Presentation to Board.  Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Del.
Ford, D.J., "Leading from the Bridge" GG&A Client Leadership Conference.  Chicago, Ill.
Ford, D.J., "Leading from the Bridge" Atlanta Friends School's Quaker Education Night.  Atlanta, Ga.
Ford, D.J., "Strategic Planning/Visioning" Presentation to Board. [2019; 2018] Friends School Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.
Ford, D.J., Spotlight on Leadership, Lecture.  Villanova University.
Ford, D.J., "Leading in the Light: Celebrating 325 Years of Quaker Education in America," Foreword.  Friends Council on Education, Philadelphia, Pa.
Ford, D.J., The Setting of the Sundial.  Published in Penn Charter, the magazine of the William Penn Charter School.
Ford, D.J. Editor. . School in Diversity Action Research by P. Macpherson. Philadelphia: Friends Council on Education.
Ford, D.J. et al. “The Culture of School Change” . An ADVIS presentation on first and second order diversity changes in independent schools.
Ford, D.J. & Coombs, E. “Bullying 101” . A presentation on traditional and cyber-bullying for The William Penn Charter Middle School Parent Forum.
Ford, D.J. & Coombs, E. “Bullying 101” . 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.
- St. Thomas of Villanova Alumni Medal, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. 
- Gala Honoree, St. James School, Philadelphia, Pa. Honored with naming of Head of School Office. 
- Gala Honoree, Steppingstone Scholars, Philadelphia, Pa. 
- Distinguished Leadership Award for contributions to Education, Community College of Philadelphia, Pa. 
- Distinguished Alumnus Award, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, Pa. 
- Alumni Medallion, Villanova University, College of Arts and Sciences, Villanova, Pa. 
- Headmaster Emeritus, St. Gregory Episcopal School, Chicago, Ill. 
- Principal of the Year, Reading is Fundamental, Chicago, Ill. 
- Educator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa, Chicago Chapter