Mrs. Ferguson has taught since the year 2000 at both Johnston Elementary and North Windy Ridge. She
completed her undergraduate work at Clemson University and UNC
Asheville. She received her Masters of Education from Gardner-Webb
University. She is Nationally Board Certified and has a Reading
Specialist License. She oversees North Windy Ridge's Title 1 program as
the Lead Reading Specialist with Jeremy Aten.
Aten has been the Title 1 Reading Specialist at Weaverville Elementary
since 2011, and now he is really excited about joining the Title 1 team
at North Windy Ridge. He earned his Master's degree in Reading
Education from Appalachian State University and he earned his Bachelor's
degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University.
Mary Katherine Hale
Hale earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of North
Carolina at Asheville in Psychology with a K-6 teaching licensure.
After teaching K and 3rd grades at Leicester Elementary School for four
years, she stayed at home to raise two daughters, and she has worked in
the North Buncombe District since 2011. This is her second year in our
Title I program.
Williams is a retired Buncombe County Schools teacher and spent her
teaching career in the North Buncombe district. She previously taught
English/Language Arts and Social Studies before retiring from North
Windy Ridge School. This is her third year in the Title One program.
Wilfong earned an Associates of Arts degree in Elementary Education
from St. Petersburg Junior College (now St. Petersburg College) in St.
Petersburg, Florida. She also holds a substitute certificate through Buncombe County Schools. She is completing her fifth year as a member of the Title One program. Prior
to joining the team, she was a remedial tutor at North Buncombe Middle
School and served as a volunteer teaching ESL students in the North