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Education: College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY) - Bachelor's Degree: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY) - Master's Degree: Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) North Carolina Certification: Elementary Education (Grades K-6) North Carolina Certification: Middle Grades Language Arts (6-9)

Ms. Laurel Ferguson

Welcome Everyone,

My name is Laurel Ferguson and I am very eager for another year of teaching First Grade! I relocated from the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York in 2009, where I was born and raised. I began my teaching career shortly after receiving my master’s degree at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. 

Upon moving to North Carolina, I began teaching right here at Southwest Elementary School and I am exceedingly grateful to be here! SWE is like family! I am very passionate about teaching and truly enjoy spending every moment educating young children. I am entering my thirteenth year of teaching at SWE and my eleventh year of teaching First Grade! 

I thoroughly enjoy the warmth and sunsets of NC! Throughout the year, I enjoy walking at the beach alongside the ocean, chasing and capturing every sunset imaginable, listening to music, working out, cooking, walking in parks, and observing nature. I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible!

I have a cat named Jada who is 19.5 years old! I have had her since my senior year of college in 2004, when she was merely a six-week-old kitten. She has been through so much with me, especially in the past couple of years, and I am SO grateful to have her in my life! 

I thank God for this privilege and am wholeheartedly looking forward to another amazing year educating my First Grade students!!