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Mr.  Paul  Ferris
CDC Intermediate
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Lincoln Memorial University

Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership, Awarded August 2015

2014 - 2015

University of Tennessee

Masters of Education in Special Education, Awarded August 2013

2008 - 2013

University of Georgia

SETWEB Teacher Certification Program in Interrelated Special Education

2005 - 2006

Florida State University

Dual Doctorate program in School Psychology & Counseling Psychology


University of North Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Awarded August 2001

1998 - 2001

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Associate of Arts Degree, Awarded August10, 1998

1997 - 2000

Diablo Valley College

Concentration: Business Management

1987 - 1990

Professional License in Sped Modified K-12
Beginning Administrator PreK-12
Federal Reported Highly Qualified Status
Social Studies, K-6
Social Studies, 7-8
Science, K-6
Science, 7-8
Reading, K-6
Reading, 7-8
Mathematics, K-6
Mathematics, 7-8
Language/Arts, K-6
Language/Arts, 7-8
All Subject Areas, except Art & Music


I truly enjoy the challenges of education, working with parents, teachers, and students, and finding opportunities to make a difference in students' lives.  My educational decisions are based on decades of experience, ongoing reflection, self-assessment, data from multiple sources (academic, social/emotional, behavioral, etc.), and most importantly, student outcomes. Instructionally relevant assessment and student response to intervention drives my instruction and assist in identifying student needs and practices leading to growth. Whether the students' motivations are intrinsic or extrinsic, I feel it is my role to inspire them and eventually teach them to become self-motivated.    All in all, I love getting students excited about learning and watching them grow.