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
kimberly.ferguson@bcsemail.org
For more information about the Title 1 program at North Windy Ridge, visit the Title 1 link.
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