Chairman of the Board of Directors
Curriculum Associates, LLC
2014: Hall of Fame
2014 Hall of Fame Presentation
- Frank Ferguson, 2014 Hall of Fame Honoree, Part 1: Following His Passion for Education
- Frank Ferguson, 2014 Hall of Fame Honoree, Part 2: Leaping into the Data-Driven Future
Frank Ferguson is one of five co-founders of Curriculum Associates. Frank graduated from Iowa State University in 1950 with a degree in journalism and minors in education and psychology. He received an MBA from MIT in 1959. Frank served as President of the BOSE Corporation from 1969-1976, as President of Curriculum Associates from 1976 through 2008 and since then, as its Chairman.
Frank is a member of the Boston chapter of Social Venture Partners, a non-profit that mentors and financially supports organizations with social missions. Since 2010, Frank has been a Board Advisor to the Lionheart Foundation, in Needham, MA, who has developed and deployed three programs of emotional intelligence and emotional regulation for those highly at-risk: the incarcerated, teens and teens who are parents. In July 2014, Frank co-hosted a session of the William Glasser Institute in Toronto that explored the synergy of the Lionheart programs of emotional regulation with the overarching behavior theories of Dr. William Glasser, MD. He has been profoundly influenced by the work of Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman and especially by the implications for instruction and learning arising from the connection of oral language to cognition set forth in Lev Vygotsky’s seminal work, Thought and Language.