Tony Swafford, Principal
Fort Worth Can!
Academy River Oaks
Tony Swafford is a native of Ponder, Texas, graduating from Ponder High School in 1971.
He holds a BS in Physical Education and Biology (1974) and an M.Ed. in Public School Administration (1980) from the University of North Texas.
has held many positions in Texas public schools, from custodian, maintenance, bus driver, teacher, coach, assistant principal, middle school and high school principal, director, executive director and assistant superintendent.
He retired from Denton ISD in 2005 to pursue consulting opportunities, travelling across the country assisting with workshops for teachers and administrators with Dr. Ruby Payne's Aha!
has also been a teacher and administrator mentor with the I Teach Texas alternative certification program and presented SAT Prep Seminars for Test Prep Seminars of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mr. Swafford has been with Texans Can!
Since October, 2008, serving as Assistant Principal for School Improvement at Fort Worth Can!
Academy - Campus Drive.
assistance, Campus Drive met the Adequate Yearly Progress indicators of the No Child Left Behind act for the second consecutive year and will move out of the School Improvement Program in the 2009-10 school year.
He was appointed principal at River Oaks on June 15, 2009.
lovely wife, Charla have been married 34 years and have two grown children, Shelly, a middle school choir director, and Jay, a high school teacher and coach.
They both enjoy spending quality time with family, especially 5 year old granddaughter Mackenzie.
is deeply committed to the students of Fort Worth Can!
Academy and their success in pursuing their high school diploma and improving their lives.
responsibilities this way; "I look forward to the challenge of increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates by providing the students of Fort Worth Can!