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November 2020 Educator of the Month

Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Misty Ferman, teacher at Franklin County Middle School, has been selected as November’s “Educator of the Month.”

Mrs. Ferman is in her twentieth year of teaching for Franklin County Community Schools. Mrs. Ferman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Franklin College. She continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University earning her Masters.

Mrs. Ferman was nominated for this honor by a parent. When asked why Mrs. Ferman should be considered for this recognition, the parent responded, “Misty is a phenomenal teacher. She works tirelessly to make sure her students understand the concepts she teaches, and if they don’t, she realizes it in a timely manner, re-teaches the ones who need re-taught, and then moves forward with all of the kids on the same page. She is very structured and breaks down the material so that the kids  understand it, and then carefully chooses what to assign for classwork and homework so there is a perfect balance of where the kids get enough practice to learn the new material, but not so much practice that they are overwhelmed by hours and hours of homework every night.”

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Ferman is a current member of several boards including the Transition Team/School Improvement Plan Committee, Technology Committee, and Evaluation Committee. Mrs. Ferman is also a clerk for Metamora Township. However, her dedication does not stop there. Mrs. Ferman has coached 7th and 8th-grade volleyball with her husband, Mike, at Laurel Jr. High and Franklin County Middle School. She has also coached 7th and 8th-grade cheerleading at Laurel Jr. High.

When not at school, Mrs. Ferman enjoys spending time with family, cheering on her daughters at their softball and volleyball games, watching Hallmark movies, reading, walking, biking, and just being outdoors.

When asked what she loves most about her job, Mrs. Ferman responded, “The most rewarding part of being a teacher is getting to know each child personally, building connections, and knowing that each day brings a new opportunity to make a difference. I strive to make sure my students know I am always here for them, whether it be reteaching something, cheering them on from the stands at a game, checking in on them as they move on in school, or just listening because they are having a bad day. I believe teaching is the most rewarding job!”

The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community. Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us .