Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Denny Ferguson - Principal

Who am I?  

I am married to a teacher and am a father of two kiddos.  Our family lives in the New Salem Community.  When I am not working at New Salem I tend to be an outdoorsman taking on new outdoor projects and challenges.   

Educational Philosophy: 

I have come to learn that our greatest limitation are the limitations we set on ourselves.  Human ability is not set at birth.  Instead, I believe that every student has unlimited growth potential both academically and socially.  It is our great responsibility as educators to teach students how to unlock their potential daily and thrive.       

Work History:


East Union Middle School, Union County, teaching students grades 6-8, with various disabilities, but mostly students with behavioral and emotional disabilities.  Also taught 7th grade language arts.  

Educational Leadership

Assistant Principal and Curriculum Coordinator, Pagelend Elementary School, Chesterfield County, SC.  

Principal, Carthage Elementary School, Moore County, NC.

Principal, East Elementary School, Union County, NC.  

Principal, The Health Science Academy at Monroe Middle School, Union County, NC.

Currently, Principal, New Salem Elementary School, Union County, NC.  


Post High School Educational Bio Info:

Undergraduate Degree in teaching students with mild-moderate disabilities with a minor in English from UNC Charlotte.  

Additional licenses in teaching students with behavioral and emotional disabilities as well as regular education language arts grades 6-9 via UNC Charlotte and RALC.  

Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.  Licensed in K-12 school administration.