Ferguson named lone finalist for Prosper ISD superintendent job

Staff report
Dr. Holly Ferguson has been named the lone finalist for the job of Prosper ISD superintendent.

Prosper ISD Associate Superintendent Dr. Holly Ferguson has been named the district’s lone finalist for the job of superintendent.

The announcement was made July 10 by the school board.

Following the legally required 21-day waiting period, Ferguson will replace Superintendent Dr. Drew Watkins, who announced last month that he was stepping down after 18 years with the district.

Ferguson began her career with Prosper ISD in 1998 as an elementary school teacher. She has since served as a campus principal, executive director of curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and, for the past three years, associate superintendent.

“I never would have imagined the day I decided to become a teacher that one day I would be the Prosper ISD Superintendent,” Ferguson said in a press release distributed by the district.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s in educational administration from the University of North Texas, Ferguson completed her doctorate in educational leadership at Texas A&M Commerce.

She has also previously worked for Frisco ISD as a teacher, ESL cluster teacher, reading interventionist and assistant principal.

Ferguson and her husband, Frisco Fire Department Captain David Ferguson, are the parents of two children: Cade, a 2020 Prosper High School graduate, and Ty, who this fall will be a freshman at the school.

“I have been blessed beyond measure by the one and only Dr. Watkins because he took a chance on me as a young principal and believed in me when I didn't really deserve it,” Holly Ferguson said. “I have grown up in this district, and over the years I have learned more about life than I could have ever imagined.”