World Languages

  • Ellen Gillespie image of Frau Gillespie

    • German 2
    • German Honors 3-4

    Education and Credentials

    • SFCC AA
    • EWU B.A. & B.A. Ed
    • Gonzaga University M.A. Ed.
    • NBCT English Language

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  I'm brand new to Ferris and excited to teach German this year.

    Tamara Gower image of Mrs. Gower

    Education and Credentials

    • The Colorado College: B.A. Dance, Central American Studies, Spanish
    • Antioch University Seattle: MA.Ed Bellevue College: Translation and Interpretation

    Clubs and Sports

    • Spanish Honors Society

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  When Ogata Sensei impersonated Justin Bieber in the staff lip sync battle, winter assembly 2015

    Juliann Ingersol image of Senora Ingersoll

    Education and Credentials

    • Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA) -Bachelor’s in Spanish & Master’s in Teaching

    Clubs and Sports

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Sharing a room with Carolina Montúfar

    Carolina Montufar image of Ms. Montufar

    • Spanish 1
    • Spanish 2 

    Education and Credentials

    • Gonzaga University, B.A.-Modern languages: Spanish; M.I.T.- Master's in initial teaching

    Clubs and Sports

    • Not the advisor but I work closely with Hispanic Honor Society :)

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Tied between the first freshman greet tunnel and my first Rubber Chicken!

    Mila Morgan

    • Spanish 1
    • Spanish 2
    • honors Spanish 4 

    Education and Credentials

    • Complutense University, Madrid, Spain: BA in Modern Languages and Literatures & Teaching "Licenciatura"
    • EWU: Teacher Certification Program
    • University of Salamanca, Spain
    • Master's Degree in Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture & Literature

    Clubs and Sports

    • Spanish Club (tentative)

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • One of my favorite memories is the time I spent with students and other teachers in our World Language Dept. traveling abroad (Costa Rica, Spain). It was amazing to see how our students explored and experienced other cultures: trying new foods, meeting new people, seeing famous monuments, visiting archeological sites and museums, learning about the history of those countries, and most important, making new friends. Also, all “those inspiring moments and unforgettable experiences” from the classroom. I will always remember all of them and cherish them.

    Shiho Ogata image of Ms. Ogata

    Education and Credentials

    • Eastern Washington University: BA Reading, ESL
    • Pacific Lutheran University: Japanese

    Clubs and Sports

    • Japanese Club

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • Japanese Cultural Day with Mukogawa college
    • World Language Day
    • Teacher lip sync/dance performance at Winter Con

    Danielle Sherwood image of Mme Sherwood

    • French 1
    • French 2
    • Honors French 3-4

    Education and Credentials

    • University of Oregon- Bachelor’s degree
    • Whitworth- Master’s degree

    Clubs and Sports

    • French Club advisor Sponsor, Société Honoraire de Français

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  My favorite Ferris memory is hard to choose! French Club Bûche de Noël baking competitions every winter are an awesome tradition. I also have great memories of traveling to France with my students!

    Erik Powell image of Mr. Powell

      • English 10- Support
      • AP English Literature (English 12)
      • French 1

      Education and Credentials

      • EWU -- BA in English, minor in French 1993; Secondary Teaching Certificate 1999
      • University of Nevada, Reno -- MA in English 1995

      Clubs and Sports

      • Over the years, I've coached basketball, track, and soccer. I've advised the Creative Writing Club and The Quidditch Club as well. Currently I am not coaching or advising any clubs & love devoting my time to teaching English and French.

      Favorite Ferris Memory

      •  Too many to list--all involve seeing Saxons laugh, grow, and live life to the fullest.