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Gwen Ferguson (KY '98)

Teacher

Hattie C. Warner Elementary School
Nicholasville, KY

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K, 1

At the time of the Award, Gwen Ferguson was:

Teacher
Hattie C. Warner Elementary School
Nicholasville, KY

Subject(s) taught: Early Primary
Grade(s): K, 1


Biographical Information

When the head of the University of Kentucky's Special Education Department could not identify who the special needs students were in Gwen Ferguson's classroom at Warner Elementary School in Nicholasville, it was a testament to the success of her total inclusion program. Mrs. Ferguson engages her students in challenging after-school and summer projects, such as the Jessamine County Bicentennial, in which students compared maps, visited local historical sites, interviewed local historians and used digital cameras to record their findings. They then compiled and captioned these images for a calendar and a Web site. Beyond the classroom, Mrs. Ferguson assists fellow educators in adapting their teaching practices to include special needs students.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1974 University of Kentucky, B.A.


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