Degrees and Certifications:

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 masters degree at 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 twelfth year of teaching at SWE and my tenth year of teaching First Grade! 

I thoroughly enjoy the warmth and sunsets of NC! Throughout the year, I enjoy walking on the beach, 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 18 years old! I have had her since my senior year of college, when she was merely a six-week-old kitten. She has been through so much with me, especially in the past year, and I am SO grateful to have her in my life! 

I am wholeheartedly looking forward to another great year educating First Grade students! SWE - Together We Can!