Emma Ferguson


Also: US Advisor
MA Hispanic Literature and Culture, New York University in Madrid; BA Latin American and Iberian Studies, Bard College

Emma first joined EPS as Spanish faculty in 2011, continuing a teaching career begun at a Pennsylvania boarding school. Emma has taught Spanish and dance in both the middle and upper schools, traveled with students on half a dozen Spanish-focused EBC trips, and advised in the 9th and 10th grade loop until 2018.  For the 2018-19 school year Emma left teaching to focus on entrepreneurship as a business partner with her husband, being a better advocate for their son on the autism spectrum, and increasing involvement in Seattle’s literary community. The invitation to return to the classroom in 2019 was accepted with joy, and renewed admiration for all that goes on in the EPS community. In addition to being a Spanish teacher, Emma has previously been a professional flamenco dancer and instructor, founder and director of an arts nonprofit, and dance reviewer. In her current spare time she can be found writing, reading, translating contemporary Spanish poets, or running long distances. She lives in her hometown of Seattle with her family and dog.