Who is Mr. Ferg?
Being raised in Garner, I am a Wake County native and other than living approximately four years in Orange County (Chapel Hill / Mebane), I've lived in Wake County my entire life. I started teaching at Apex High School in January of 1994. I have taught at Apex High for more than 24 years. Other places that I've worked include a semester as an assistant principal at East Millbrook and I also taught for a year at Apex Friendship High School while also serving as the Assistant Athletic Director (2016/2017). I have had many roles at Apex High School such as FCA Advisor, Student Council Advisor, School Improvement Team Chair, English Department Co-Chair, and Assistant Cross-Country Coach. Currently, I am still teaching English and working as the Athletic Director (Go Cougars!).
My wife is the co-owner of Village Physical Therapy in Holly Springs where we reside. My daughter graduated from Apex High School where she was a Varsity Soccer Player and Captain of the Cross-Country team. She recently got married to a Marine Air Traffic Control Officer and is working as a nurse at Onslow Memorial Hospital. After graduating from Holly Springs High School in 2017 as a football and lacrosse athlete, my oldest son is now attending the United States Air Force Academy and he was a member of lacrosse team there until he joined the US Air Force Skydiving Team called the "Wings of Blue." In 2019 he and his skydiving partner won the Collegiate National Championship for tandem skydiving. My younger son is a senior at Holly Springs High School where he is a varsity soccer player and track athlete. Our family is involved in our church (Holly Springs United Methodist) and we enjoy exercising, cookouts with family and friends, hiking in the woods, working in the yard, attending sporting events, and going to Lake Gaston.
Books: Harry Potter Series, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The President is Missing, Outliers, Mindset
Musical / Play: Les Miserables
Movies: Remember the Titans, Harry Potter Series, Star Wars Series, Top Gun, Batman Movies (Especially The Dark Knight), Mission Impossible-Fallout, Avengers Endgame
TV Shows; Blue Bloods, White Collar, Blacklist, Fixer Upper, American Pickers, This is Us, Elementary, House, Person of Interest, The Andy Griffith Show
Teams: NC State (Note: I will also support all local ACC Teams since I've had so many wonderful students attend those schools), Air Force Academy, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Yankees, LA Lakers (I'm a huge fan of the 80's Magic Johnson "Showtime" teams), Atlanta Braves, Carolina Hurricanes
Best Decade: 80's (Big Hair & MTV)
Music: Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Scotty McCreery, Taylor Phillips, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Lynard Skynard, Michael Jackson, & Frank Sinatra
Underrated Song: Love Bites by Def Leppard