Ferguson, Kimberly

Dear Parents and Students,
North Windy Ridge is a wonderful place to teach and to learn.  This school has talented students, caring leadership, creative teachers, and a rigorous curriculum.  I am proud to be here.

Before teaching at North Windy Ridge, I taught 4th and 5th grades at Johnston Elementary in Buncombe County.  I live in Weaverville and am happy to be teaching in my community now.  Before becoming a teacher, I was a wildlife biologist in Pisgah National Forest and received my B.S. at Clemson University.  I received my teaching certification from UNCA in 2000.  2005 was an exciting year for me when I received my National Boards and Teacher of the Year for Buncombe County.  I obtained my Masters in Education through Gardner-Webb University in 2013.  I taught 5th grade language arts and social studies at North Windy Ridge since 2006.  Currently I am the Title 1 Lead Reading Specialist.  Reading is my passion, and I am happy to be sharing my passion even more in this role.
On a personal note, my husband and I live in a passive solar home in Weaverville that we built with the help of friends and family.  We love our pets.  Currently, we have two dogs, a rabbit, fish, chickens, a snake, and a horse.  My hobbies include gardening, hiking, sailing, playing guitar, learning about nature, and reading of course.  When I am not teaching you can often find me at Companion Dog Training teaching dogs (and their owners) beginning obedience or training horses using Natural Horsemanship Principles. 
Sincerely, Mrs. Kim Ferguson
For more information about the Title 1 program at North Windy Ridge, visit the Title 1 link.
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