First Name

Jim

Last Name

Ferwerda

Bio

Jim has been a Math and Computer Science teacher at Mukwonago High School for more than 30 years. He has been instrumental in creating the MHS IT Academy, a specialized program for students interested in pursuing information technology and / or computer science as a career, including student internships at local companies. Jim has actively promoted the IT Academy to students throughout the district, especially young women, as is evidenced by the fact that about one-third of the IT Academy participants are female. Jim uses his summers to help care for orphaned children in Ghana and promote their well-being.