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John T. Ford, Edit Profile

film and video educator , Art

John T. Ford,, American art, film and video educator. Certified teacher California. Recipient Golden Bell award California School Board Research Foundation, 1987, Educational Service award Mason's, 1987-1988; named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987, Teacher of Year California Continuation Education Association, 1987-1988; grantee California Teachers Instructional Improvement Program, 1985; scholar University Redlands, 1975.


Ford,, John T. was born on February 17, 1953 in Rotan, Texas, United States. Son of John T. and Lala Fern (Shipley) Ford.


Bachelor, University Redlands, 1975.


Teacher art, film, video, Yucaipa (California) Joint Unified School District, 1976-1988; teacher art and crafts, Vacaville (California) Unified School District, 1990-1992; teacher video production, Vacaville (California) Unified School District, since 1992; senior production video, Vacaville (California) Unified School District, since 1994. Consultant District Fine Arts Insvc., Yucaipa, 1987. Co-sponsor Art Club, Will C. Wood High School, Vacaville, sponsor Video Club.


  • Certified teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Creator, coordinator (conceptual art) Whole School Environments, Caves, Tubes and Streamers, Forest Edge, 1980-1984. Creator (commercial art prints) Toy Horse Series, 1982-1983. Producer annual senior video, since 1994.


Member Yeoman Service Organization, University Redlands, 1972, Vacaville School District Technology Committee, District Fine Arts Task Force, Yucaipa, 1984-1987, District Task Force for Vocational Education, 1992. Interim director Hosanna House, Redlands, California, 1975. Liaison School Community Svc./San Bernardino County Fire Department, California, 1980-1981.

Member American Film Institute.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, media fabrication, writing, collecting books, backpacking.


Married Betty Jean Crawford. Children: Casey, Craig, Kirk.

John T. Ford,

Lala Fern (Shipley) Ford,

Betty Jean Crawford

Kirk Ford,

Casey Ford,

Craig Ford,