Staff Biographies


Kimberly Ferguson

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.

Jeremy Aten 

Mr. 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
Mrs. 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.  

Peggy WIlliams

Mrs. 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.

Libby Wilfong

Mrs. 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 Buncombe district.