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Ferguson Remembered Fondly

The long-time principal of Jarrettown Elementary School died Jan. 13.

Long-time Jarrettown Elementary School principal Dr. Henry "Hank" Ferguson, Jr., who died earlier this month, is remembered by former colleagues and students as a "warm" mentor and leader who had a "profound" effect on the people around him.

Montgomery Media reports that the World War II veteran, known as the "Silver Fox," was an educator whose busy administrative schedule could screech to a halt so that he could comfort a crying student in a hallway.

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"He always put the kids first … many a year he got no or little raise because he fought for what he believed was the best interest of education," former teacher Claire Barlow told reporter Linda Finarelli.

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