Kelly Ferris earned their degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in German from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo and Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany.
This is their third year as the German Teacher at Harper Park Middle School.
Mx. Ferris is the #1 Ranked German teacher of all German Teachers at Harper Park.
Prior to Harper Park, Mx. Ferris was a High School Language Arts and ESL Teacher (grades 10-12) in Japan.
Mx. Ferris is fluent in German and Japanese, an avid gamer, camper, fromer trail guide in the Adirondacks, and enthusiastic cyclist. Their husband, and dog, Taco, have lived in the USA since 2016.
In 2021, Mx. Ferris *NB Ferris auf Deutsch!* won the American Association of German Teachers Award ,,Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft" Award and Stipend to study in Leipzig Germany. This includes 2 weeks of work at the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig.
Mx. Ferris is also a present with the Fulbright Program and the ,,Speak with a German" initiative in Fall 2021.
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