Meet our Executive Director
Salvete! Welcome to Parnassus Preparatory School!
As the Executive Director of Parnassus, I am committed to advancing our school’s critical mission on behalf of all students. We set a standard for excellence at our school and we will ask our students to work beyond their potential to meet that standard. At the same time, we aim, as a classical school, to nurture a sense of intellectual wonder and a need for Beauty and Truth. We are inviting our emerging scholars to take on the adventure of a lifetime—to climb that metaphorical Mount Parnassus towards wisdom and virtue. Scaling this mountain will demand a high level of preparation, knowledge, care, and commitment, and our staff is devoted to leading our students to the summit. We know that the small steps and giant leaps they take on this journey will benefit them now and will also prepare them for the challenges and triumphs in their future.
Mrs. Ford Biography
Mrs. Ford was a pioneer as one of the founders of the first classical charter school in our neighboring state and one of the first charter schools in her region. Under her leadership, Classical School grew to full capacity, nearly 500 students in grades K-8 with a large waiting list in the hundreds each year since its inception in the 1990's. The school was identified as one of the top charter schools in Wisconsin based on student performance, low staff and student attrition levels, and high academics standards. Mrs. Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from Lawrence University and is working on her master's degree in Educational Leadership.