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Welcome to first grade!


My name is Mrs. Gabrielle Ferguson. I joined the Rocklin Academy team in 2015 and I am fortunate to be a part of this amazing school community! Although this will be my fourth year at Turnstone, it will be my 13th year of teaching.


My background did not start in the Sacramento area or the teaching profession. I was raised in the Bay Area where my parents still live. I went to California State University of Sacramento and earned my BA in Communications. I worked in the Human Resources field for seven years. It was always a desire to work in education with children, so after five years of working in the Human Resource field, I decided to return to school, and earned my Master’s in Education. I am passionate about teaching and have not regretted my choice to change careers since.


When I am not teaching, I cherish my time with my husband and my daughter. A lot of my time is spent supporting my daughter in her competitive sports. When we are not busy with sports, I love playing soccer, photography, cooking, crafting, and reading.

This year is going to be a lot of fun! First grade is an amazing year for students. Their growth is remarkable and every year it is truly fascinating to be a part of each student’s learning journey.


To support our little learners, I believe partnering with parents is inevitable for student success. One way to partner up is by volunteering in or out of the classroom. There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities this year. Your time is greatly appreciated and will be an essential part of our year. I can’t wait to work together to make first grade memorable!