Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.ed Physiology/Kinesiology Auburn 1996 Med. Physical Education Auburn 2000 Driver Education Certification JSU 2013
Mr. Michael Ferry
Welcome to the exciting and sometimes nerve racking world of Driver Education. I am excited for a new school year and a new group of young adults. Driving is a lifelong activity and something I take seriously as one day the young adults I will be teaching will be sharing the road with me and my family.
A little about me:
I have had the privilege of coaching and teaching in the Smiths Station community for the last 15 years. I started in 2006 teaching Physical Education at Smiths Station Elementary, now known as East Smiths Station Elementary. I spent 7 great years there as part of a special group of teachers and administrators. In 2014, I was blessed by being named the Head Baseball Coach, and moved to the High School to teach Driver Education. It was a fun transition and has been 6 years of great experiences, and some that raised my blood pressure. I enjoy being part of a process that students really look forward to (getting their license and gaining independence and freedom).
I grew up in Tuscaloosa Alabama and attended Tuscaloosa Central High School. I played 3 sports in high school and was fortunate that it led to an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Auburn University. One of the best decisions I ever made. Again I was fortunate to be good enough to be drafted in the 4th round of the MLB draft after my junior year and signed a professional contract to play with the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1990. I Spent the next 7 years doing that while also trying to finish my education. I have been married to my wife Cindy for 27 years. We have 2 awesome children who are now in college (Ryan 24, and Tatum 22)
Lee-Scott Academy 1996-1998 Physical Education
Head Baseball Coach/ Asst. Coach Football and Basketball
Sparkman High School 2000-2006 PE/Computer Science
Head Baseball Coach/ Asst. Football
Smiths Station Elementary 2006-2013 Physical Education
Asst. Baseball/ Asst. Football
Smiths Station High School 2013-present Driver Education
Head Baseball Coach