Physical Education Teacher
Hello, my name is Mr. Ferguson.
I am the new art teacher at Oak Grove School and Dummerston School. I am excited to get to know all of you!
I have three cats named Harmonica, Miso, and Frank. They fight sometimes, but deep down I know they love each other. I enjoy spending time in the woods hiking, biking, exploring and swimming in rivers. Vermont is one of the best places to be outside. I really like art history! Viewing artwork is something that gives me great joy. I like to look very closely at all the details of a painting and try to figure out how the artist created the work.
Making art is very important to me because it is relaxing and helps me express my thoughts without using words. My favorite thing about teaching art is watching someone learn to do something they didn’t know they could do. I am looking forward to making great art with you!
Vocal Music Teacher
Rita Corey has been teaching Music at Dummerston School for many years. She has also taught Music at public and private schools in CT and NH. Rita grew up in Connecticut. She received her Masters in Music Education from Columbia University in New York City. She loves to read, power walk, swim, tap dance, play the piano and organ and attend concerts and Broadway shows!
I have Been Dummerston’s School’s Library Media Specialist for MANY years! When I am not working at Dummerston School on Wednesdays and Fridays I am the librarian at Saxtons River Elementary School. Some of my interests are reading (of course!), painting, making jewelry, writing, animals and animal welfare, fixing things around my house, and traveling. Oh, and chickens!
Instrumental Music Teacher
I have always been an active participant in, and lover of music. My love of music, and teaching swimming lessons with success, inspired me to be a music teacher in my early teens. I went to college in NY and hoped to teach there, but only had job offerings in VT. I didn't plan to come back, but am very happy to have bloomed where I was planted:)
I look forward to keeping playing our instruments to add the joy of music to our school community. Though it may look different and smaller this year than the ensembles I've had here in the past, I look forward to keeping it alive:)