Principal Andrea Ford

Kaplan Elementary

Professional Career:

  • Master’s Of Education in Educational Leadership McNeese State University 2008

  • Teacher Leader Endorsement
    McNeese State University 2006

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2003

  • High School: Erath High School 1998

Professional Experience:

  • Principal 2013-Present

  • Assistant Principal Kaplan Elementary – 2010-2013

  • Curriculum Interventionist, Abbeville, Louisiana 2009-2010 (Kaplan Elementary, Jesse Owens, Forked Island E. Broussard, & Indian Bayou

  • Eaton Park Elementary, Abbeville, Louisiana
    -5th grade 2003-2006
    -3rd grade 2006-2009

Professional Development:

  • Aspiring Leadership Academy

  • DiBels Administration and Scoring Training

  • Compassionate Communication for Conflict Management, Martha Rosenburg, 2006

  • Raising The Bar

  • Data Summit with Iberia Parish 2007

  • Elem. Suicide Prevention: Part I and II Nov. 2008

  • Framing Your Thoughts

  • SIM, Lesson Organizer and Concept Mastery Training

  • Strategic Reading and Writing

  • ELFA foundation training (4 days), Summer 2008

  • Positive Behavior Support training

  • DEEP Math training for 5th and 3rd grade INTECH training

  • School Improvement Process Training

  • Instructional Coaching Training



  • Louisiana Literacy Conference, New Orleans

  • Numeracy and Literacy Conference, Baton Rouge

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


  • Recipient of Donors Choose Grant - 2008



  • Married to Brian Ford (COO for The Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana.)

  • Proud parents of two sons, Grant and Graham

  • Daughter of Floyd and Mitzi Turner of Erath




Staff Development / Leadership Roles

  • Presented School Level Positive Behavior Support Data

  • Presented at New Teacher Orientation – 3rd grade Reading centers and management

  • Presented to Vermilion Parish Administrators “Quality/Student Accountability”

  • Presented to Eaton Park Teachers “Quality/Student Accountability”

  • Vermilion Parish “Raising the Bar” Presented to third grade teachers Aug. 2007

  • Presented School Level Data Summit

  • Pilot Teacher for the use of JPAMS for behavioral documentation of students

  • Editor of 5th grade Math Comprehensive Curriculum for the state 2004

  • Math Textbook adoption

  • Curriculum Revision Committee Editor for new Math program

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Kaplan Elementary

608 N. Eleazar Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

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