Meet Our Team

Evelyn Cortez-Ford

Evelyn Cortez-Ford

Founder

Dr. Cortez-Ford is a longtime educator with experience in pre K-16. As a first grade teacher, Evelyn was honored by the New Mexico legislature as a World Class Teacher after achieving National Board Certification (Early Childhood Generalist).

From there, she went on to work as a professor of reading, social studies, and math methods courses. As a consultant at Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), she provided technical assistance to schools and districts throughout the country as they worked on school improvement initiatives.

Additionally, Dr. Cortez-Ford helped to develop McREL’s Balanced Leadership framework. Most recently, she served as a charter school administrator. She is a Colorado Springs native, having grown up on the Westside.