March 8, 2016
James Ford is a former N.C. Teacher of the Year. His years as a world history teacher at Garinger have been widely chronicled. Today he was back in Belmont/Villa Heights, which he identified as the stomping ground of many of his former students.
His short talk was focused on his new work with the N.C. Public School Forum, a nonprofit focused on education policy. A question from the floor brought a strong defense of helping children succeed, and not blaming them for any lack of support they have from home.