A native of Wabash, IN, Lisa Ford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Taylor University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Ball State University. Having grown up between Wabash, IN and Ramallah, Palestine where Lisa attended the Friends Girls School, and where her parents served as educators, Lisa’s desire to teach cross culturally took her to the American School of Kuwait and Damascus Community School, both with US Embassy affiliations.
Lisa founded the KFSAC (Kuwait Foreign Schools Activities Conference) Speech & Debate Association and the EMAC (Eastern Mediterranean Activities Conference) Speech & Debate Association, and also coached students through like tournaments in Athens & Thessaloniki for the Pan-Hellenic Forensics League. Additionally, she directed the schools’ theatre programs and led student groups throughout the Middle East for Fine Arts Festivals and youth sporting events.
In the United States, Lisa taught at the East End Alternative School in Woodbridge, Virginia, White’s High School & Southwood High School in Wabash, IN and Peru Jr. High School in Peru, IN. She also served as PTO President for Wabash City Elementary Schools. She served on the board of the Wabash Area Community Theatre, and as a member of Tri-Kappa Sorority, Wabash Musicale, and the Wabash Chapter of the ISO (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra).
Currently, Lisa serves in children’s ministry at Wabash Friends Church, on the advisory committee of Heartland Career Center, as a trustee of Manchester University in North Manchester, IN, and as Cultural Attache for the City of Wabash.