Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Adrienne Ferguson
This is my fourteenth year of teaching and I LOVE it. Watching students go from being scared and unsure to having enough self confidence to share their thinking and take academic risks is awe inspiring to me! I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Education from Mercer University May of 2008 and my Masters degree in Middle School Mathematics and Science from Valdosta State University December 2010. In addition, I earned my gifted endorsement in 2015 and my math endorsement in 2018. I am a highly qualified teacher. I have taught fifth, fourth, and second grades before joining the Rock Spring Elementary family in 2019-2020 and although March 2020 was not what anyone anticipated, I am forever grateful for the hard work and resilience of those amazing fourth graders. I will be teaching fourth grade again for the 2021-2022 school year.
I have been married for over 32 years to my childhood sweetheart and have two wonderful children, Amanda and Anthony. Those of you who know my children know that they are as different as day and night! Both keep me on my toes! Amanda had our first grandchild in September of 2017. Stephen Szynkowski is an adorable and active grandchild. Anthony graduated from LGHS last year. GO Wildcats! He is currently working in the HVAC field and is considering attending Southern Crescent Technical College in the Spring of 2022!
My philosophy in education is that we are all "a work in progress" and should never be content with what we are now but what we could be, when pushed to do more. Each one of us has a strength and a weakness and we must work on both in order to improve. I also believe in five "P's" for success... which are to be present, practice, participate, pay attention, and persevere. I believe anything is possible when we come to school ready to learn each day, when we practice new and old skills, when we actively participate in learning, when we pay attention to our teammates thinking, and when we persevere when the learning gets difficult or we fail. (Remember the inventors of Formula 409 cleaner failed 408 times before their product was a success. Now that is a lot of dedication!)
If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to support you and your child in any way that I am able.
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." Stephen Covey
Today is a great day to learn something new!
Last Modified on August 12, 2021