Nancy Deford

Trustee at Westminster College

Nancy DeFord, vice-president of DeFord Ltd., is the retired superintendent of the Park City School District in Utah and has been a teacher, administrator, and consultant in Texas, Virginia, England, France, and Utah. She has previously served as president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), an international nonprofit organization and one of the largest professional development associations for educator leaders. Dr. DeFord began her career as an art teacher in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a bachelor's degree in art and history and a master's degree (M.Ed.) in curriculum and supervision from Trinity University in Texas. Her doctorate in comparative education (Ed.D) is from the University of Southern California and was conferred in Heidelberg, Germany. Her teaching background includes art, social studies, and gifted education in all grades, as well as education courses through the doctoral level for several universities. Nancy is an active member in the Cultural Alliance of Hampton Roads, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, the Virginia Beach Historical Homes Foundation, and the Public Art Advisory Committee. She and her husband, Robert Halstead DeFord, Jr., reside in Virginia Beach, VA.
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