Ken Aldridge, Board Chair
Ken Aldridge has always loved learning and has had a passion for helping students in the community since his early days of being a teacher. His knack for listening to others and watching them grow makes him a perfect fit on the Board of Trustees at the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation.
Currently, Ken serves as Head of School at Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware, where he has been since 2014. He began his teaching career at George School, where he taught science in the International Baccalaureate Program, coached swimming and tennis, and served as Assistant Dean of Students. Before these impressive career accomplishments, he taught at Germantown Friends in 1996, where he headed the Science Department. Ken earned a B. A. in Chemistry from the College of Wooster and a Masters of Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Throughout his impressive background in education he has been consistently recognized with awards, including the Price Teaching Chair for Young Faculty Award and the American Chemical Society’s (Philadelphia Section) Excellence in Teaching Award.
Ken has several years of experience serving in various leadership roles for many organizations including as a trustee for the Kendal System and Friends Council on Education. He is also on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and serves as a University Appointed Mentor for graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania’s School Leadership Institute. Ken is also the former Chair of the Board for Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.
Ken and his wife, Cassandra, have three children and live Wilmington.