Paul Ferris

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Paul Ferris

My name is Paul Ferris and I am the K-5 Intensive Direct Service Teacher for Spring Creek Elementary.  My personal, educational and professional experiences have prepared me to meet students' needs in a verity of educational settings.   I have earned an Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University and a Master Degree in Special Education from the University of Tennessee. My undergraduate education  includes a number of certificates and degrees in education, management, psychology and sociology  from various colleges and universities. The state of Tennessee also regards me as highly qualified in Social Studies, Science, Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics in grades K-8 and in all subject areas K-6, except Related Arts I have been working with students with disabilities over 20years and I am excited to be a part of the Spring Creek team.  As your child’s exceptional education teacher, I will be working hard to help him/her make significant academic progress in a safe, structured, and positive environment.  I will maintain regular communication with your child’s general education teachers, related service providers and I will keep you informed with regards to your child’s progress. 


Over the past two decades, I have become very aware of the impact teachers can have on the lives of their students.  As students enter school, they are turned over to the care of their teacher for nearly seven hours a day.  l am a huge supporter of frequent home-school communication.  It is my hope that this intro emphasizes my desire for dialogue and communication between us.  Conversations often included but are not limited to : what's happening in our classroom, ways you can support your child's learning at home, and ways that l can extend what you do at home in school,  what are his or her greatest strengths, proudest achievements, or favorite things to do,  things you like or admire most about your child,  how does he/she learn best, hopes for his /her school year, questions and concerns.   


I believe that when a parent and a teacher communicate regularly about a child, the child often has a happier, more successful school year.  The more I know about your child, the better I can effectively meet his/her needs in my classroom.  This will be an exciting year and my goal is to make this year the best it can be for each student in my class.   


The best way to reach me throughout the year is by email.  I check my email daily and can usually get back to you within 24 hours.  You can also call me at Spring Creek Elementary and leave a message.  I generally return calls the next school day.  My email is Ferris_P@HCDE.Org my phone number is (423) 855-6138.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  


look forward to a great year. Together we can make this a successful year. 





Paul Ferris, Ed.S 

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