Congratulations to our October Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Laura Ford. Laura has been a lower school faculty member at TSA since 2008. She was selected for TOTM by her peers for her patience, work ethic, commitment to her job, motivational skills, and positive attitude. Laura’s lower school colleagues especially enjoy having her as their resident technology guru.
More about Mrs. Ford – Laura graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1993 where she received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She taught Kindergarten and 1st grade, each for 3 years, in the Bibb County Public School System. She began teaching at Tattnall in 2008, though she was on campus for several years prior to that as a parent and a substitute teacher. Working with the faculty at TSA only increased her desire to have a permanent place here. God opened that door when she was offered a position in 4th grade. “Fourth grade students are amazing: kind, welcoming, incredibly inquisitive, and excited to learn. I love the challenge!” She is married to Steve Ford (TSA ’86) and they have 2 boys, Dalton (TSA ’18) and Camden (TSA ’21), both attending TSA. Their family attends Lizella Baptist Church. Laura and Steve have been active with the Student Ministry since 1995. Laura has taught 9th and 10th grade girls, Juniors, Seniors, College and Career, and most recently 5th and 6th grade. She also worked in the AWANA ministry, serving as the Director for the Cubbies (3 and 4 year olds) for several years.