Gordan D. Ford
Gordan D. Ford is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Preparatory School. In this capacity, he is both superintendent and principal of the single-school school district. Prior to beginning his new career in education, he served 25 years as an officer and pilot in the U. S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, managing budgets in excess of $62M. On June 30, 2016, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, having flown more than 3,600 flying hours in 10 different aircraft on 5 continents. Before embarking on his military career, he served as Associate Registrar of Grambling State University. Lt Col Ford is also an ordained Baptist minister and is Pastor of the St. David Missionary Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. He is a proud 1987 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1991 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.A. in Mathematics (Physics minor). Additionally, he will receive the Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Grambling State University in December 2016. His wife is a local physician and their two children attend Lincoln Preparatory School.
Melanie G. Colvin
Melanie G. Colvin, the Senior Assistant Director and High School Chief Academic Officer of Lincoln Preparatory School, has been an educator for twenty-five years. Melanie received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Health, Physical, and English Education and her master’s degree from Grambling State University in Educational Leadership. During her educational career, she has been named Teacher of the Year eight times and Coach of the Year seven times. Melanie’s main goal at Lincoln Preparatory School is to provide all Lincoln Preparatory students with academic opportunities that will provide pathways to higher education and lucrative careers.
Phaedra Burks is Assistant Director and K-8 Chief Academic Officer of Lincoln Preparatory School. She previously served as Principal of Homer Elementary School. Phaedra holds a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees form Grambling State University.