Phone: 304-737-3800 ext. 4117
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with minor in Education M.S. Speech-Language Pathology Nationally Board Certified Clinical Certificate of Competence West Virginia Board of Examiners for SLP
Mrs. Tara Ferguson
Hello! I am a speech-language pathologist currently working at Brooke Middle School grades 5-8. I am a 1995 Brooke High School graduate. After graduation, I attended West Liberty State College and earned my Bachleor's of Science degree in 1998 in the area of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in education. From here, I attended California University of Pennsylvania to earn my Master's of Science degree in Communication Disorders. I completed this degree in December 2000. The following year, I worked in a medical setting and earned my Certificate of Clinical Competence. I was hired with Brooke County Schools in August of 2001. This is my 19th year of employment. Within my first two years of employment, I gained an additional 45 hours of graduate studies in my field and was Nationally Board Certified. I work with students who have disorders in the following areas: phonological processes, articulation, speech fluency, voice, receptive and expressive language, auditory processing, and social issues.
Aside from being a Brooke County employee, I have a daughter, Brianna and a son, Ben who are students here in Brooke County. Brianna is a sophomore at Brooke High School and plays soccer and tennis for the Lady Bruins. Ben is an eighth grader at Brooke Middle School. He plays travel soccer and hockey as well as baseball for the Follansbee League. My husband of 18 years is also a 1995 graduate of Brooke County Schools. We are lifelong residents of Brooke County. I have two toy Goldendoodles, Addie and Bella. I volunteer whenever possible. I assist with the BMS Leo's Club, I am a member of the BMS LSIC and Leadership committee, and an active member of the PTSA. I enjoy attending my children's sports events and musical concerts, watching a good movie, attending St. John's Catholic Church, and going on family vacations.