Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Brian Ferguson-Bey

Brian Ferguson-Bey is a product of Detroit, where he was born, raised, and attended Detroit Public Schools. After high school, Mr. Ferguson-Bey attended Wayne State University majoring in Secondary Education with a discipline focusing on History. While at Wayne State, he was part of a prestigious cohort of future educators, who were Morris Hood Scholars. In addition to such, Mr. Ferguson-Bey holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. Currently serving in his sixteenth year of public education, Mr. Ferguson-Bey has served in various school systems, in various capacities. Roles that he has served in include, but are not limited to: Social Studies Teacher (U.S. / World History; Economics; Civics), Academic Interventionist, Curriculum Team Developer, and Community Activist. Outside the school system, Mr. Ferguson-Bey is a part of various organizations aimed at recruiting teachers, retaining teachers, and helping volunteers (especially Black Men) to become an integral part of the school system. These organizations include B.M.E.A; In Demand; and The Diversity Council (created by the Michigan Department of Education). 
African American studies is a subject that is near and dear to his heart and is rooted in the spirit of his educational philosophy, summed up by a quote from the Honorable Marcus Garvey which states, "People without the knowledge of their history and culture are like a tree without roots.