Lori Ferguson, 44, will be the new K-6 Inclusion/Resource instructor at West Bourbon Elementary School in Uniontown.
She has 21 years experience in education, 20 in special education, and one year in physical education.
Ferguson graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University and in 2005 with a masters in education from Washburn University.
She grew up in Hesston and currently lives in Girard, KS.
Ferguson and her husband (Todd) have five children: Brett-19, Jordanne-18, Justin-14, Emily-12, Aric-4.
In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family, cooking, yard work and puzzles, she said.
How did you become an educator?
I love a challenge and competition, so teaching and coaching was a natural choice.
Is there someone who inspired you to teach?
Looking back…. my high school volleyball coach’s compassion and competitive personality really influenced my career path.
What is the best part of teaching for you?
The best part of teaching is celebrating the “little things” with the kids. In addition, an added bonus is continually growing as a person and educator.
What are the greatest challenges in teaching for you?
One of the greatest challenges with teaching is not having all the answers, immediately.