Mr. Fergus, Spanish Teacher
Manuel Fergus is the youngest of three boys and a proud Army brat born in a military hospital in the great country of Panama. At the age of two, he moved with his family to the United States where we would live for the next three years until his family was reassigned to a new post in Berlin, Germany where they would call home for the next six years. In all, he has enjoyed living in seven states and four countries, which has made him to appreciate cultural diversity. This appreciation has shaped his approach towards working with young people in the classroom.
He graduated from Beloit College in May 2006 with a Bachelors of Arts in Education Youth Studies with a teacher certification in Spanish from the state of Wisconsin. The following year, he began pursuing a Masters of Arts in Educational, Leadership, Policy and Politics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since then, he has worked with families and their children as a classroom teacher, researcher, and private tutor for almost a decade. This will be his 2nd year with the CPCS family as the MIddle School Spanish Teacher.
With a caring learning environment where students engage the learning process with constant curiosity and without fear, Mr. Fergus encourages students to become active and reflective learners in their own growth with enjoyable multisensory learning activities using whole brain teaching strategies. He hopes one day to utilize his experiences and expertise to support the unique social and academic needs of students as a policymaker.
When he’s away from the classroom, he enjoys reading, cooking, watching horror movies, playing chess, hiking, and playing Ultimate!