Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jordan Ford
Mrs. Ford is delighted to be on faculty in Alabaster City Schools as the first Orchestra Director! She began taking violin lessons at the age of 4 and has been heavily involved in music ever since.
Graduated from Samford University, Mrs. Ford recieved a Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in Instrumental Music. While in school, Mrs. Ford was involved with many musical associations as the president, including the National Association of Music Education and Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity. She also performed with the Samford University Orchestra department in concerts and shows put on through the opera and musical theater departments. During the summers, Mrs. Ford completed two levels of Orff Method Certification, which is a methodology for teaching elementary music. Mrs. Ford is proud to be an alumna from such a fine university and arts department! Go Bulldogs!
Currently, Mrs. Ford attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham, working towards a Masters Degree in Special Education, specializing in Early Childhood Special Education. She plans on using this degree to inform her teaching of ALL students. Every child deserves a music education!
Professionally, Mrs. Ford has been involved with many events in the Birmingham area. She regularly plays with the Gadsden Symphony and many area churches and organizations.
Mrs. Ford continues to be an active member of many music associations, including NAfME, ASTA, MTNA, and AOSA.
Mrs. Ford got married in June 2017 to a fellow music teacher. They have a small, white, fluffy, dog named Edelweiss and a toddler named Matthias.