Phone: 937-667-8454 x2506
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in History from Wright State University The Ohio State University's Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute
Mr. Sean B. Ford
Hey! Welcome to my site! I am serving Tippecanoe Middle School as a part-time aide and a part-time 8th grade Social Studies teacher. I went into the field of education because I am passionate about helping people see and reach their full potential. I believe individuals have incredible potential stored inside of them and if enough of them take on the responsibilty of seeking and reaching their unique worth, then they can truly be a driving force for good. I serve as an aide and a teacher as my way of giving back to the awesome people who have helped me along my way. It is my responsibility to do everything within reason to help my students unlock their potential. I can accomplish this by capturing the hearts of students, inspiring achievement, and preparing them for tomorrow.
Studying history is an outstanding way to gain deep understanding of how individuals, and subsequently societies, have achieved greatness, or the opposite. "The novelist and essayist James Baldwin once observed that history 'does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us.... that history is literally present in all that we do.' As Baldwin recognized, the force of history is evident in our own world. Especially in a politcal democracy like the United States, where government is designed to rest on the consent of informed citizens, knowledge of the past is essential." (Foner, Give Me Liberty!).
I lived in Tipp City practically my entire childhood and graduated in 2014. After graduation, I attended Ohio University, but returned to the 937 where I settled in at Wright State University. I graduated from WSU with a B.A. in History and I attended The Ohio State University's Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute where I learned teaching as a profession, student development and learning, and essentials of teaching practice. I bring my extensive experience of studying history with my intensive pedagogical training to the classroom.
I love sports, music, reading, and traveling. I am a die-hard Washington Redskins fan and I am an assisstant varsity football coach for the Red Devils. I taught myself how to play guitar and I listen to music 24/7. I read 10+ books a year with topics ranging from history, pyschology, biography, religion, and politics. I once did a cross-country road trip with my now wife where we traversed 18 states and camped at 12 National Parks over a span of only 16 days. We drove more than 500 miles a day on average. It was a TON of travel and TWO TONS of fun! In the summer of 2019, I married my cross-country traveling companion, Kaitlyn, who is a fellow Tippecanoe graduate from the class of 2014. Kaitlyn serves as an RN for Kettering Hospital in the Rehabilitation Department. My wife, myself, and our Siberian Husky named Kobe live in Tipp City.