The KLSD Board of Education appointed Mary Ford as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction effective July 1, 2018.
Ms. Ford is currently the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Chappaqua Central School District. Prior to her current position, she was the director of K-12 literacy, a K-12 staff developer and the chairperson of the reading department, all within the Chappaqua Schools. Ms. Ford earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary and special education from Long Island University, her Master of Science as a teacher of reading from City University of New York, and another Master of Science in educational leadership from Bank Street College. She is currently enrolled in Fordham University’s doctoral program in administration and supervision.
"I know Mary Ford to be an educator of tremendous integrity, intelligence, work ethic, thoughtfulness, and dedication to the well-being and well-rounded education of all students," said Superintendent Andrew Selesnick. "She is deeply committed to the concept of continual improvement through collaboration."
"It's truly an honor to become an official member of the Katonah-Lewisboro school community," said Ford. "As I begin my entry process this spring, I seek to learn as much as I can by speaking with faculty, staff, students, parents and other community members. Once I officially begin in July, I plan to devote a great deal of time to listening and learning more about this very strong district. I'll be considering how we can all work together to ensure that the district retains its tremendous strengths as it continually evolves to provide even more relevant and engaging learning experiences for members of the school community. The KLSD Learning Commitment provides clarity around the district's goals for teaching and learning and my work will be focused on realizing those goals across grades and disciplines. I am humbled by the trust the district has placed in me, and plan to devote myself fully to this work. I can’t wait to get started!"