We Are Ferndale

The We Are Ferndale blog series features stories from people throughout the Ferndale community and is curated by the Ferndale School District. Click on the title of a post to read it.

Chris Perkins is a Social Studies teacher at Ferndale High School and was honored at a recent Seattle Mariners game part of the Teacher of the Week award series.

The whole child. It’s a phrase that is increasingly used in education circles to describe the idea that kids need more than academics in school - social and emotional elements including self- awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness. All are foundational and more critical than ever.