Mr. Ferguson studied a wide variety of topics at De Anza College in Cupertino. Subjects include Business, Calculus, Music, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Computer Aided Design, Programming, Linguistics, and more. He also completed Hope Corps, a ministry/missionary/leadership training program, in 2014.
As the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator at BASIS Independent, Mr. Ferguson’s goal is "to provide the students with ample opportunities to deepen relationships with each other, and with their teachers, and to challenge them to grow and develop into world-class young adults. Through sports, clubs, social events, and other activities the students are able to connect and challenge themselves in fun and memorable ways."
As a young person, Mr. Ferguson was homeschooled from the 4th grade through high school. "There were many blessings about this, but two things stand out above the rest," he says. "First, I was given a love for learning and exploration. Learning became something that was not just relegated to certain hours of the day, but rather something that I was passionate about and pursued in my own time. The second blessing was that I was encouraged to pursue my interests, and to explore subjects I was passionate about."
Mr. Ferguson says, "BASIS Independent has a unique atmosphere where I see these two concepts (among other great things) thriving daily. Our classrooms are a place where the teachers are passionate about the subjects they are teaching, and our students are passionate about the things they are learning."
As an avid traveler, he has been all around the United States and to multiple foreign countries. "The highlight of my travels thus far was a month-long trip in the summer of 2016, to the island of Roatan, Honduras. While there, I taught English in a tiny village school, helped build the church there, and made connections with the local people that will forever impact my life and worldview," says Mr. Ferguson.
I am also a complete foodie, a certified scuba diver, a speaker of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, a choir director, a songwriter, a rock climber, and an avid DIY "Maker".