George Lucas Educational Foundation

Christy Ford

12th-Grade English Teacher

Christy Ford’s route to public education began more than 20 years ago with two years of national service in AmeriCorps. She then was a full-time instructor at Marshall University and Ohio University Southern before joining the faculty at a rural county school in her Eastern Kentucky hometown.  She has recently rededicated her professional focus solely toward her duties as a senior English teacher and is finding reward in teaching without distraction.


  • Education Equity

    In Rural and Urban Communities, Kids Still Struggle to Get Online

    Two teachers, one urban, one rural, reflect on what the divide looks like in their communities, and what they’re doing to help bridge the gap.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Teaching Survivors of the Opioid Epidemic

    Students’ personal experiences with the opioid crisis serve as powerful catalysts for a change-driven curriculum.