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My name is Jessica Ferguson, and I teach English and AVID. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004 with a B.S. in English, Secondary Education and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an M.A. in Liberal Studies in 2013. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts, and this is my fifteenth year at McDowell High School. 
I have high expectations for my students and believe that every child can learn. I will do anything I can to help students achieve their goals and experience success in my classroom. I hope students will reciprocate by being active participants in class and by being willing to do the work needed to master the skills and content. I offer many opportunities to students who need extra help. I am usually here around 7 each morning and stay until at least 4 each afternoon. Struggling students can work with me during those times. I also check my email several times each evening. If a student is working on homework and has a question, he/she can email me for extra help. 
Location: C-12 on the English hallway
Fall schedule:
1st period: English II 
2nd period: English II
3rd period: AVID/English III Honors
4th period: Planning
All assignments are posted on Canvas. Mr. Wiseman has created an info sheet to help you access Canvas if you want to be an observer on your child's account.