Phone: 910 3265115
Degrees and Certifications:
Eastern Michigan University - Graduated 2000 in Elementary Education East Carolina University - Graduated 2014 in Instructional Technology
Mr. Eric LeFurge
Greetings Gator Nation!
I'm Mr. LeFurge and I am incredibly excited about the school year! I was born in Seoul, Korea and was adopted when I was 4 months old. I grew up in the small town of Chelsea, Michigan. Teaching is something that I have always wanted to do when I was young. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education, focusing on math and physics. I obtained my Graduate degree in Instructional Technology in 2014 from East Carolina University.
This will be my 22nd year teaching. I taught middle school for the first 5 years before moving to Jacksonville, NC. I started teaching 2nd and 3rd grade at Southwest Elementary. From there, I moved to Meadowivew when the building opened. I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades while at MVE. I made the move to Richands Primary (now called Heritage Elementary) and taught 2nd grade for 3 years. I made the move back to middle school and taught technology at Southwest Middle. It was then I realized that my passion was elementary children. I taught 3rd grade at Wallace Elementary in Duplin County for 2 years. I then made the move to New Bern to teach 4th grade at J.T. Barber Elementary. I have come back to Onslow County to hopefully finish out my career.
I have been married for 21 years and my wife and I have 2 children. My wife was a teacher, but she has found her niche working for a daycare. My son will be a 7th grader at New Bridge Middle and my daughter will be a 5th grader at Parkwood Elementary. When I'm not teaching, you can probably find me on the soccer field. I currently coach my son's U15 soccer team at JASA. I am a Garfield freak! You will see lots of Garfield around my classroom. I also love penguins! I know this is going to be a great year!!! If you have any questions or thoughts, please don't hesitate to contact me!