Who is Lee Ferguson?
I am an educator, a lifelong learner, and a lover of science and the scientific process. I am privileged to get to share these things with both children and adults.
I am a staunch advocate for and supporter of the public school system.
I am a reflective practitioner who is always looking for ways to improve what I do and how I do it so that I can help students and teachers learn.
I am the wife of a fellow educator, the daughter of two fantastic parents, and the sister of two of the best siblings one could ask for.
I am a proud alumna of Southwestern University, where I earned my BA in Biology. I also completed graduate work at the University of North Texas but ultimately finished a MAT degree in Science Education at The University of Texas at Dallas.
I taught Biology I and Pre-AP Biology I for Plano ISD for six years before moving to teach at Allen High School in 2003. I currently teach AP Biology, IB Biology SL, as well as IB Biology HL 1 and serve as the lead AP/IB teacher for our campus. I have helped to increase the enrollment in advanced biology courses on our campus from just 42 students in 2003 to over 400 students in 2017.
Apart from teaching students, I also lead professional development sessions for teachers in local school districts, including McKinney and Irving ISDs. I am an instructor for the Advanced Biology MOOC offered by Rice/EdX, and a contributing author to the teacher's edition of David Hillis' Principles of Life, 2nd edition textbook. I have served as a reviewer of many instructional materials for biology. I have also developed professional development materials and reviewed instructional materials for the College Board. In 2009, I was appointed to serve on the committee that authored the Biology TEKS for the State of Texas.
I am an AP Consultant for the College Board, and lead professional development for AP teachers across the country. I have served as an AP Reader for the AP Biology exam since 2006. I am also an HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador, leading professional development at conferences such as NSTA and CAST.
I am the Past President for the Texas Association of Biology Teachers and serve as the NABT OBTA Director for Texas. I am active as a Rotarian with the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club. I also hold memberships in NABT, NSTA, STAT, AAAS and TSELA.