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CURRICULUM VITAE
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Ward J. Ghory
1775 W. County Line Road
River Hills, WI 53217

(414) 352-6000 work
(414) 351-2329 home
(414) 507-3438 cell
   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000- Head of School
   

University School of Milwaukee

1988-2000  Upper School Director
   

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Cambridge, MA

Over my 12 years at BB&N, applications doubled, overall enrollment increased by 7%, diversity increased from 11% to 17%, admissions to highly selective colleges increased from 28% to 36%, the mean SAT scores increased by 42 points (V) and 50 points (Q), the endowment quadrupled, and annual giving grew by 67%.
1981-1987 Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
    Walnut Hills High School
Cincinnati Public Schools

For seven years, I coordinated the curriculum, faculty, and guidance department of this nationally recognized college preparatory school. Under my leadership, the percent of both African-American and White students percent of students taking advanced courses increased
significantly, while AP test scores rose concurrently to their highest levels in recorded school history.
1977-1981 Associate Director
   

The Urban Education Pilot Project
Planning and Development Branch
Cincinnati Public Schools

My responsibilities were program development and evaluation for this $1 million annual state funded project assisting fifteen inner-city schools of one high school feeder system. During these years, attendance increased by 6%, college applications tripled, and the percent of students scoring below average on achievement tests was reduced by 17%.

 

1976-1977
1974-1975

Assistant to the Director

    Center for Curriculum Studies
College of Education
University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Summers, 1976,
1981, 1982

Lecturer in Secondary Curriculum

   

Graduate Department of Education
Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio

1975-1976
1973-1974
Co-Administrator and English/Social Studies Teacher
    The City-Wide Learning Community, Hughes High School
Cincinnati Public Schools

(planned and implemented the first alternative high school
program in the Cincinnati Public Schools)

 
1972-73 Kindergarten Teacher
   

Amherst Day Nursery School
Amherst, Massachusetts

1971-1972 English Teacher
    Immaculate Heart of Mary High School
Westchester, Illinois
EDUCATION

   
B.A  Yale University, 1971
    Magna Cum Laude
Major in Philosophy & Psychology
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts (Amherst), 1975
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts (Amherst), 1978
    Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction
  Thesis: Alternative Educational Environments:
  Marginal Learner Perceptions of Curriculum
  Conditions in Public Alternative High Schools
Postgraduate SRI, International Menlo Park, California
    Training (the first leader trained by Jane Stallings to
develop teacher effectiveness in basic skills
instruction)
  University of Cincinnati, Harvard University, Boston University
    Courses in: School Law, School Business Management,
Guidance, Supervision, Personnel, Board Relations,
School Finances, Superintendent Practicum.

 

EDUCATIONAL HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1984 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
    "Principal as an Academic Leader"
1976 Appraised "Outstanding Teacher," Hughes High School
Cincinnati Public Schools
1976 Kent Fellowship, awarded by the Danforth Foundation for
"outstanding potential as a college teacher"
1974

Leadership and Administration Fellow
University of Massachusetts

1971 Departmental Honors, Philosophy Department
Yale University
1968

Yale Internship in Urban Studies

1967 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

 

PUBLICATIONS

Poetry published in Schools: A Journal for Inquiry into the Subjective Experience of School Life: “Next Door is Coney Island,” Vol. 1, Issue 2, November 2004, pp. 110-111; “Polonius, in the Faculty Production of Hamlet,” Vol. 2, Issue 1, May 2005, pp. 154-155.

Reaching and Teaching All Children: Grassroots Efforts That Work, Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, eds. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 1997). Includes four essays I co-authored: “Realizing Our Promise: Democratic Values and the Reform of Public Schools,” “Toward Equality Schools,” “Evaluation in Service of Learning,” and “Leadership for Learning.”

"Marginality, Community, and the Responsibility of Educators for Students Who Do Not Succeed in School," Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Students at Risk in At-Risk Schools, edited by Hersholt C. Waxman, et. al. (Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 1992).

"Last Things First: Realizing Equality by Improving Conditions for Marginal Students," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Access to Knowledge: An Agenda for Our Nation's Schools, John I Goodlad and Pamela Keating, eds. (New York: College Entrance Examination Board, 1990).

"Considering Marginal Students," by Ward J. Ghory, Robert L. Sinclair and Bryant Robinson, Jr., in Renewing School Curriculum: Concerns for Equal and Quality Education, Robert L. Sinclair and Sonia M. Nieto, eds. (Amherst: Coalition for School Improvement, 1988).

Reaching Marginal Students: A Primary Concern for School Renewal, by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory (Berkeley: McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 1987), a selection by the National Society for the Study of Education series on contemporary issues in education.

"Becoming Marginal," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Success or Failure?, Henry T. Trueba, ed. (New York: Harper and Row, 1987).

"Look to the Margins," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Equity and Choice, Volume 2, number 2 (Winter 1986), pp. 45-51.

"Curriculum Connections: Combining Environments for Learning," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Education in School and Nonschool Settings: Eighty-Fourth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Mario Fantini and Robert L. Sinclair, eds. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985).

"Breakthroughs and Breakdowns: A Case Study of the Implementation of the Stalllings Effective Teaching Practices Training Program," by Ward J. Ghory, in Time and School Learning, Lorin Anderson, ed. (London: Croom Helm, Ltd., 1984).

"The Reality of Marginality," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, in Exchange: The Massachusetts Chapter I Newsletter, November/December 1984, pp. 4-5.

"Expanding Environments for Learning: The Making and Breaking of Learning Boundaries," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in For Every School a Community: Expanding Environments for Learning, Robert L. Sinclair, ed. (Boston: Institute for Responsive Education, 1983).

"Parental Choice and Curriculum Improvement," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in A Two-Way Street: Parent Involvement in Curriculum Decision-Making, Robert L. Sinclair, ed. (Boston: Institute for Responsive Education, 1980).

"Connecting Teacher Talents to Student Gifts," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, in Strategies for Educational Change, Walter Marks and Raphael Nystrand, eds. (New York: MacMillan and Co., 1980).

"The Marginal Learner: A Challenge for Teachers," by Ward J. Ghory, Each Child (Cincinnati: Cincinnati Public Schools, Fall/Winter, 1978).

     

CONSULTING/STAFF DEVELOPMENT
2005

Chair, ISACS Evaluation Team, The Prairie School, Racine, Wisconsin

2004 Chair, ISACS Evaluation Team, Madison Country Day School, Madison, Wisconsin
2002 Vice-Chair, ISACS Evaluation Team, The Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1999-2001 Evaluator, Massachusetts Coalition for the Advancement of Learning
1991-1997 Evaluator, National Coalition for Equality in Learning
    Produce final evaluation report for The Danforth Foundation annually
1992 Watertown (MA) Curriculum Evaluation
    Evaluated organization of curriculum for the Superintendent
1990 The Danforth Program for School Leadership
    "Final Report, 1988-90" (evaluation report)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  "Traditions of Quality"
    The Danforth Program for School Leadership Summer Institute
Grafton, Vermont
 

"Marginality in the Public and Private School"

    Third Annual Provincial Student at Risk Planning Conference
Winnipeg, Canada
1989 "Vision and Effective Leadership"
    The Danforth Program for School Leadership Seminar
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1988 "How Schools Must Effectively Respond to At-Risk Students"
    The Council of Chief State School Officers annual conference
Baltimore, Maryland
 

"Improving Conditions in Our Schools for Marginal Students"

    The College Board Middle States Regional Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  "Identification of and Assistance to Potential Marginal Students"
    Teacher Education lecture
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  "Organizing Schools to Insure Success for All Students"
    testimony before The Governor's Education 2000 Commission
Cincinnati, Ohio
1987  "What Can Schools Do to Help `At-Risk' Students Beat the Odds?"
    The College Board EQ Project Models Program
New York, New York
  "Perspectives on At-Risk Students"
    The College Board EQ Project Models Program
Hilton Head, South Carolina
  "Teacher Education Needs Derived from Current Practice"
    The Massachusetts Coalition of Schools
Amherst, Massachusetts
1986   Staff Development Plan for a College Preparatory Magnet School
    City School District of Kansas City, Missouri
  "Principal as Instructional Leader"
    North Carolina Principals Institute
Raleigh, North Carolina
  "Programming Options for Gifted Secondary Students"
    Miami University School of Education
Oxford, Ohio
1984 Instructor's Manual for three inservice programs on
    "Instructional Time/Task Orientation"
Appalachian Educational Laboratory, Charleston, West Virginia
1983 "Promising Practices in Staff Development"
    Ohio State Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio
  "Teaching Basic Reading Skills in Secondary Schools"
    Dayton Public Schools, Dayton, Ohio
1983 "Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas"
    (cont.) Ohio State Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio
1982 "Improving Instruction in Basic Skills in Secondary Schools"
    Title I Dissemination and Program Improvement East Coast Seminar,
Research for Better Schools, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1981 "Teacher Effectiveness in Basic Skills Instruction: The
Stallings Staff Development Model," a workshop presented for:
    The Executive Academy, Pennsylvania Department of Education;
The Intensive Junior High School Improvement Project,
Washington, D.C. Public Schools;
Project CAUSE (Collaborative for Alabama Urban School Educators),
Alabama State Department of Education;
Administrators' Retreat, Oak Ridge Public Schools, Tennessee
  "Seminar on Instructional Effectiveness"
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
 

"Improving Basic Skills Using Classroom Management Techniques"

    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina
1980 "How to Operate the Stallings Staff Development Pyramid"
    Appalachian Educational Laboratory Regional Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
  "Effective Classroom Management Processes"
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Apex, North Carolina
  "Characteristics of Classrooms and Schools Effective in Basic Skills Instruction"
    The Superintendent’s Administrative Workshop
Cincinnati Public Schools
  "Effective Classrooms and Schools: Eleven Alterable Variables"
    Basic Skills Improvement Project, Cincinnati Public Schools--
Merry Jr. High, Roll Hill Elementary, Carson Elementary,
Washburn Elementary, and Hartwell Elementary schools
  "Classroom Management and Basic Skills"
    The Professional Growth Institute, Cincinnati Public Schools
1979-1981 "Effective Teaching Practices in Urban Schools"
    Six week seminars for forty urban teachers: Hughes High School,
Merry Jr. High, Rockdale Elementary, Cincinnati Public Schools
     

RESEARCH PAPERS

“Testing and its Consequences,” by Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented to the Education Strategy Series, School of Education—University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 2001; University of Wisconsin-Parkside, December 2001.

“Leadership for Public School Renewal: Partnerships and Principles for Meaningful Problem-solving,” by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the International Conference marking the 125th Anniversary of the Pestalozzianum, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2000.

“Distant State Standards and Local School Achievement Gaps,” by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Advancement of Learning, Spring 2000.

"Connecting Teacher Inquiry to Student Learning: A Changing Perspective for School Evaluation," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, April 1995.

"Improving Evaluation of Student Learning," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 1994.

"Building Communities for Marginal Learners," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 1991.

"Marginality, Community and the Responsibility of Educators for Students Who Do Not Succeed in School," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, April 1990.

"The Reality of Marginality: Current State of Affairs for Marginal Learners,"
by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 1987.

"Identifying Merit Schools: What Do Principals Think?" by Ward J. Ghory,
a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 1987.

"Assessing Instruction in Thinking Skills," by Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Social Studies in Chicago, Illinois, November 1985.

"Becoming Marginal," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 1985.

"The Reality of Marginality," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, April 1983.

"Reaching and Teaching to the Margins," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in New York, April 1982.

"Improved Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools: Applying More Precise and Demanding Standards," by Ward J. Ghory and Kriner Cash, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 1981.

"Expanding Environments for Learning: The Making and Breaking of Learning Boundaries," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 1981.

"Parental Involvement and Curriculum Improvement," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Boston, April 1980.

"Model Building in Urban Education: The Cincinnati Urban Education Pilot Project," by Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Boston, April 1980.

"Views from the Margins: Practical Premises and Modest Priorities for Curriculum Improvement," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 1979, ED170228.

"Thinking About Our School: The Environmental Perceptions Approach to Curriculum Inquiry and Improvement," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 1979.

"Curriculum as Environments for Learning: A Practical Meaning and Model," by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 1979, ED170221.

"Views from the Margins: Student Perceptions of Educational Environments in Public Alternative Schools," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, March 1978, ED160693.

"Offering Such Strong Medicine: Deviance and School Environments," by Ward J. Ghory and Robert L. Sinclair, a paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, March 1978, ED160503.


PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
 

President, Wisconsin Association of Independent Schools

Treasurer, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools

Advisory Board, The Principals Center at Harvard University

Executive Committee, Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors

Entrance Services Committee, Midwest Region, The College Board

Secondary Education Advisory Committee, University of Cincinnati Teachers College. Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Visiting Team Member, North Central Evaluation, Ursuline Academy

Member, American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Ohio Association of Secondary School Principals

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
2000-2002   Youth Services Committee, Private Industry Council, Milwaukee WI
1988   Member, Religious School Board of Directors
Isaac M. Wise Temple
1984-1987   Member. Steering Committee, Project on Interfaith Families,
Jewish Family Services
1981-1983   Founding Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors,
U-Kids Cooperative, Inc., a model infant and toddler care
center affiliated with the University of Cincinnati
1982   Candidate for President, Northside Community Council
Chairman, Northside Community Council Housing Committee
1979-1981   Secretary, Board of Directors, Northside Urban Conservation
1979-1981   Co-Editor, The Northside Broadside, monthly community
newspaper

 
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