Mr. Ford knows that the ability to communicate in a second language enhances students’ success in other academic and professional areas. He has spent numerous years leveraging his passion and expertise in Arabic language and culture in order to help students acquire additional communication skills. His love of Arabic goes all the way back to his days as an undergraduate student at George Washington University, where he began studying the language and went on to major in it. After spending an extensive period in the Middle East on a prestigious CASA fellowship, he went on to work at his alma mater, George Washington University, for several years, providing tailored language instruction to Middle East Studies graduate students. Mitch joined our team here at Fairfax Academy in August 2019 and is excited to continue to build our Arabic program.