Dr. Yancy Ford entered the field of education in 1999 as a Business Education teacher at Effingham County Middle School and assistant football coach at Effingham County High School. Across the next five years, he transferred to Effingham County High School where he earned the positions of Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. In 2006, he began his successful ten-year stint as Principal of Effingham County High School. It was during this period that he earned both his Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Education degrees from Georgia Southern University. His combination of successful leadership and education earned him the position of Assistant Superintendent for the Effingham County School System in 2016. Dr. Ford assumed the role of ECSD Superintendent effective July 1, 2020 as successor to Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse.