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. I relocated from the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York twelve years ago, 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 very fortunate to be here! SWE is like family! I am extremely passionate about teaching and truly enjoy spending every moment educating young children in the classroom each day. I am entering my tenth year of teaching at SWE and my eighth year teaching First grade! 

I have three beautiful children, all of whom attend(ed) Southwest Elementary, Middle, and High School. Behron will soon enter Boot Camp for the United States Air Force. Gunner worked very hard to graduate a year early from Southwest High School and is deciding on the next path to his future. Chloe is now a Southwest Stallion and will begin her freshman year this year. 

I thoroughly enjoy the warmth of NC! Throughout the year, I enjoy going to the beach, fishing, country rides to listen to music, taking walks in parks, and observing nature. I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

I have a cat named Jada who recently turned sixteen years old! I have had her since my senior year of college.

I am wholeheartedly looking forward to another great year educating children!