Heather Ferris


Ferris Fam

Social Science, Health Science, AVID Coordinator

Room I-104

Email: heather.ferris@venturausd.org

805-289-0023, ext. 2604

Class Agendas and Assignments:

Teaching Schedule:

  • Period 7 Health & Global Health Studies
  • FIRE: AVID Freshmen
  • Period 1, 3 and 4: AP Psychology
  • Period 6: AVID 11

Resources and websites for my courses:






A Bit About Me:

I’m happy to say this is my 10th year at FTHS.  I grew up in Ventura and attended Saticoy, Balboa and Buena.  Immediately out of high school, I moved to San Diego to attend SDSU where I majored in Social Science.  I moved back to Ventura and attended California Lutheran University for my teaching credential, which I am still paying for!  Prior to coming to FTHS I taught both middle and high school at a private, college preparatory school in the valley.  I used to spend a fortune on gas, but instead of an hour-long commute, I now have about a 7 minute drive to work :-)

I have a 15 year old daughter named Elizabeth….she is the BEST!  My summer was spent doing all kinds of fun things that I’m lucky enough to do…hiking in mammoth, beach days with friends & family, sleeping in, adventures with my daughter and husband…It’s a little  hard to come back to work after summer! My husband, Chuck, and I just celebrated our 27th anniversary. For our 25th anniversary we celebrated by renewing our vows with an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas surrounded by many of our closest friends–it was hilarious, fantastic, and insanely entertaining!!

A few things to know about my “likes”:

  • Good walks
  • Chips (almost any kind!)
  • Eating out
  • Spending time with our wonderful friends & family
  • Playing board games with my daughter, husband and good friends
  • Going to the beach
  • Visiting our friends in San Diego
  • Reading and playing games on my Kindle (I think I have tendonitis in my thumb from it!!!)
  • Crab and sushi
  • Coffee (but I only drink DECAF!!!)
  • Reading People magazine
  • Christmas music
  • Going to amusement parks or Botanical Gardens
  • NOT having to set the alarm for the next morning
  • Palm Springs, San Diego, Morro Bay, Monterey, Mammoth

These are some of my least favorite things:

  • Heights
  • Anchovies (unless they are blended into a great Caesar Salad dressing!)
  • Heights
  • Gum under the tables in I 104
  • Heights
  • Scary overpasses on freeways that you have to drive on
  • Mean people
  • Heights