Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Lycoming College 2002 Masters of Education (Special Education) - George Mason University 2005 Masters of Education (Educational Leadership) - George Mason University 2006
Mr. Kenneth Fugowski
This year is my 10th year in the Ridgefield School District. I have been a teacher in the Learning Center for the past 4 years. Prior to that, I was an in-class support teacher in 7th and 8th grade. Before working in Ridgefield, I taught in both Virginia and Delaware.
While in Ridgefield, I have coached multiple sports. For the past 4 seasons, I have been the boys varsity high school soccer coach. The previous years, I was the team's assistant coach. I have coached the Slocum-Skewes Middle School Girls Basketball team for the past 10 seasons and the High School Track team for the past 8. I also served as the freshman girls softball coach for a season.
Back in 2007, I was selected by Ms. Erin Gruwell as 1 of 150 teachers to take part in the Freedom Writers Teachers Institute in Long Beach, California. The Freedom Writers Institute is a training program run by Ms. Gruwell based on her experiences in the classroom in Long Beach. Her innovative classroom techniques were documented in the movie, The Freedom Writers which starred Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey.
From my involvement with the Freedom Writers, I had the opportunity to become a published author. In the book Teaching Hope, one of my stories about my teaching experience was chosen to be included in its publication.