Lincoln Preparatory School


Gordan D. Ford
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Gordan D. Ford is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Preparatory School. He has served in this capacity since 2016, and is both superintendent and principal of the single-school school district. Prior to beginning his new career in education, he served 25 years as an officer and pilot in the U. S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, managing budgets in excess of $62M. On June 30, 2016, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, having flown more than 3,600 flying hours in 10 different aircraft on 5 continents. Before embarking on his military career, he served as Associate Registrar of Grambling State University. Lt Col Ford is also an ordained Baptist minister and is Pastor of the St. David Missionary Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. He is a proud 1987 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1991 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.A. in Mathematics (Physics minor). He also completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at GSU in 2020. His wife is a local physician, and they have two children. Their daughter, Serena, is an elementary social studies teacher at Lincoln Prep and their son, Edward, is a senior at Lincoln Prep.


Glen Hall


Chief Operating Officer
Dean of Students/Athletic Director

Glen Hall is Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Lincoln Preparatory School.  Glen is a graduate of Grambling State University and holds certifications in K-12 Health/Physical Education and 6-12 Social Studies.  He has been a teacher and coach at the high school, college and professional levels for more than 25 years.


Crystal Washington


Chief Academics Officer 

Crystal Washington, Ed.D. is Chief Academic Officer of Lincoln Preparatory School. In this capacity, she has serves as Assistant Superintendent and Assistant Principal of the single-school, school district. Dr. Washington is a career educator with experience as Principal, Assistant Principal, English Teacher, and Coach. She most recently served as a School Improvement Support Specialist with the Louisiana Department of Education where she supported local systems with the implementation of school improvement initiatives. She is a 2003 graduate of Greenwood High School (MS) and a 2007 graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She also earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Mississippi in 2009, a Specialist degree in Leadership in 2010, and a doctorate in 2015 from Delta State University. She is married to Alexander Washington of Monroe and has four children. She is excited about leading the academic work at Lincoln Prep. Go Panthers!

Megan Kenley


Chief Financial Officer 

Megan Kenley is the Business Manager at Lincoln Preparatory School. Megan has over a decade of government finance experience and has served as Business Manager at Lincoln Preparatory School since 2018. Currently, Megan serves on the board for the Louisiana Association of School Business Officials and is a Certified Louisiana School Business Official (CLSBO). She is a 2004 graduate of Sterlington High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she earned a B.A. in Business Administration. She is married to Lyn Kenley of Farmerville and has three children.

Fanese Cowan 


Chief Compliance Officer 

Fanese Cowan is the Chief Compliance Officer at Lincoln Preparatory School. Fanese is a native of Grambling, Louisiana. She is a 1982 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1987 graduate of Grambling State University where she earned a B.S. in Computer Science (Mathematics minor). She also earned her Master of Education in Special Education from Grand Canyon University in 2009. She is currently pursuing Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Diagnostics Concentration, M.Ed. at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Prior to beginning her new career in education in 2009, she worked in Corporate America as a Computer Engineer for 20 years in St. Louis, Missouri.  She has two children and 6 grandchildren. Fanese is happy to return home and serve her community.


Marcus Goodwin 


Chief of Staff 

Distinguished as a vibrant and driven leader, Mr. Goodwin, received a Bachelor of Science degree (Mathematics) from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina and later earned a Master’s Degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana in Teaching. Later, he received his Educational Leadership certificate from Advance Innovative Education. 

Prior to joining Lincoln Preparatory School, Mr. Goodwin held several educational administrative roles in the New Orleans area. Most recently he held the position of Middle School Principal at The Good Shepherd School a feeder school for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. Mr. Goodwin was an Assistant Principal/Dean of Culture at one of New Orleans top performing charter networks and an instructional leader at both the middle school and elementary schools.

Mr. Goodwin enjoys traveling, music and all sports, especially basketball. He is married to Ari Ferrand Goodwin which they have one daughter together, Kali Goodwin. 

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