Staff Directory

Shavon D. Ford
Executive Director
Black/African American
From Booker T. Washington Housing Projects, Jersey City, NJ
Education Profile (1st Generation College Student & Graduate)
  • Booker T. Washington Housing Projects Head Start & Pre-K (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Public School #22 (K – 8) (Jersey City, NJ)
  • James J. Ferris High School (General Studies) (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Bloomfield College – Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts (NJ)
  • New York University – Educational Leadership, Politics & Advocacy, Master of Arts
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – Public & Nonprofit Management, Master of Public Administration
Major influence: Having a wise, strong and loving mother gave me the character and thought process necessary to overcome growing up in a single-parent household, attending failing schools, and being raised in an impoverished community.
Notable Teachers:
  • Mr. Donald Howard Jr., 3rd Grade
  • Mrs. Alice Bradford, 4th & 5th Grade
  • Mr. Juan Lugo, High School
  • Dr. Ilona Anderson, Bloomfield College
  • Dr. Nora Krieger, Bloomfield College
  • Dr. Angela Conrad, Bloomfield College
  • Dr. Cheryl Evans, Bloomfield College
  • Dr. Jeanne Nutter, Bloomfield College
  • Dr. Cathy Guerriro
  • Dr. Gary Anderson, NYU
  • Dr. Terry Astuto, NYU
  • Professor Russell Roberson III, FDU
  • Dr. Chimezie Ozurumba, FDU
Favorite Quote:“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours...” —Henry David Thoreau, Walden