• Ben Brueggemeier image of Mr. Brueggemeir

    • Advanced Jazz Band
    • Introduction Band (Concert Band)
    • Advacned Band (Wind)
    • Introduction Percussion
    • Advacned Percussion 

    Education and Credentials

    • Whitworth University - Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
    • Southern Oregon University - Masters of Music in Conducting

    Clubs and Sports

    • Marching Band
    • Drum Line

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Too many to name and too hard to pick one! As a student at Ferris I have a ton of incredible memories in music, sports, activities - TONS!!! As a teacher, many of the same memories - just from the other side. This is the greatest high school!

    Mary Cooper image of Mrs Cooper

    • English 10 
    • Beginning Theater
    • Intermediate/Advanced Theater
    • Stagecraft

    Education and Credentials

    • Gonzaga University – BA, MA Eastern Washington University - CTE certification

    Clubs and Sports

    • Thesperados (Improv Comedy Troup)
    • Stage Craft
    • Theater Club

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Ferris musicals and plays

    Tina Davis image of Ms. Davis

    • Drawing/Sculpting

    Education and Credentials

    • Eastern Washington University - Bachelor of Art's in Education

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Getting hired on full time :)

    Chris Ehrlich image of Mr. Erlich

    • Introduction Small Ensemble
    • Introduction Orchestra (Concert)
    • Advanced Orchestra
    • Chamber Orchestra

    Education and Credentials

    • Western Washington University - Bachelor's Of Music Education
    • WGU (currently) - Master's of Learning and Technology

    Clubs and Sports

    • Besides all the music stuff, I'm also one of the assistant directors of the annual theater departments Fall musical.

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  So many to choose!
    • 1. Being apart of rubber chicken my senior year as part of the cheer squad. (dude crew)
    • 2. Going to state with Chamber Orchestra both as a student and as the Director!

    Barbara Tappa image of Mrs. Tappa

    • Show Choir/Knights
    • Introduction Choir (Treble)
    • Advanced Choir (Symphonic)
    • Advanced Vocals (Bells)
    • Advanced Jazz (Camerata)
    • Vocal Solo Ensemble

    Education and Credentials

    • WWU

    Clubs and Sports

    • Choir

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  We had our Jazz Night outside. A huge wind storm came though almost knocking down speakers! Music started to fly everywhere. I was so amazed at how quickly we were able to tear down our set up and collect everything. It was a memorable night!

    Sherri Thies image of Mrs. Thies

    • AP Studio Art
    • Introduction Painting
    • Introduction Drawing
    • Ceramics
    • Introduction Ceramics/Advacned Ceramics

    Education and Credentials

    • Green River CC - AS Design
    • SFCC - AA Graphic Design
    • EWU - BA Studio Art
    • BA Art Education
    • EWU - Masters Education

    Clubs and Sports

    • Art Club

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • One year for the Festival of the Arts we made close to life size paper-mache elephants. My student artists made a disco elephant with an afro, mirrors and bell bottoms. The idea made me groan but when it was done it stood out in the herd of 15 and was the most talked about. I learned to trust my students.