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 18th 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 ninth grader at Brooke High School and plays soccer for the Lady Bruins. Ben is a seventh grader at Brooke Middle School and plays football for the Jr. Bruins. My husband of 17 years is also a 1995 graduate of Brooke County Schools and we are lifelong residents of Brooke County. I have two toy Goldendoodles, Addie and Bella, one hermit crab, spidey. I volunteer whenever possible. I assist with the BMS Leo's Club, am a member of the BMS LSIC 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.