Favorite activity in OKC: Attending the Arts Festival and Memorial Marathon
Favorite OKC restaurant: I have Tana Thai on speed dial!
Favorite Charger tradition: The alumni tailgate in the fall
Best thing about Heritage Hall or Favorite spot on campus?: My favorite spot on campus is the Early Childhood Center. The joy and love of learning in that space are palpable.
Most frequently asked question and answer on tours: Why not wait until high school to send my children to Heritage Hall? It is imperative that the love of learning be instilled in each child from the beginning. The Lower School is focused on providing an uplifting and supportive academic environment. We want our students to feel confident and also be willing to make mistakes. If all of these components are in place, the learning will happen and the children will flourish both academically and emotionally.
Random/fun fact about you: I enjoy staying active! I have run marathons, I am an instructor at Barre3, and (most importantly) I can juggle while riding my unicycle.
Education: BA English / Secondary Education (7-12) at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Favorite OKC restaurant: Frida, Jones Assembly
Best thing about Heritage Hall: Community! As someone who moved here from out of state, I feel I’ve found my second family in the Heritage Hall community.
Favorite spot on campus: It’s hard to pick just one! Ms. Sue’s desk in the Middle School, the baseball field, the halls of the Lower School, the Upper School Art Gallery...
Most frequently asked question and answer on tours: I’m often asked by a parent on a tour, “Can I go to school here, too?” I know... I get it! From the time they are in preschool, students learn to “risk to try” to sound out words or tie their shoe. In Middle and Upper School, that mantra evolves and students are encouraged to “risk to audition” for a musical or “risk to play” a new sport (or both!) As a parent, I love that my kids are encouraged to take these risks - and feel safe to do so.
Ask me about ...my tour of Heritage Hall when I was looking for schools for my children. Believe me, I was a tough sell!
Education: B.A. in Psychology, Baylor University, 1993; M.Ed in Community Counseling, University of Central Oklahoma, 1996
Favorite activity in OKC: Attending Thunder games
Favorite OKC restaurant: Depends on the mood, but The Ranch and Empire Slice Pizza are tops!
Favorite Charger tradition: Alumni Reunions
Best thing about Heritage Hall: So many smiles!
Most frequently asked question and answer on tours: Can I do both _____ and _____ at Heritage Hall? Yes! Most Chargers have multiple interests and at Heritage Hall, it is common for students to excel in a variety of arenas: academics, athletics, leadership, service, performing arts, music, visual arts, debate, social clubs, technology and many more.
Random/fun fact about you: I proposed to my wife, Jenny Gray Ferguson ‘96, at halftime of a Charger football game on Pop Murray Field in 2003.
The Heritage Hall main entrance is on the south side of NW 122nd Street, between N. Pennsylvania and N. Western.
Heritage Hall is a co-educational college preparatory school in Oklahoma City. As one of the few secular private schools in the state, we offer a challenging academic curriculum for students from preschool through grade 12, as well as unique leadership opportunities, a wide spectrum of athletics, and a well developed fine arts program.