English Literature

MYP Language and Literature ~ Literacy Specialist

Tara Ferguson


Google Voice: 651-419-0915

Office hours -

  • Mon-Thurs: 2-4 p.m.

  • or, by appointment


Parents/Guardians -

The best way to contact me is by email, however you may also my Google Voice number. I will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

If you are interested in gaining access to your child's Google classroom account, please email me and I will guide you through joining. Thank you - Tara

English 9: MYP Language & Literature

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 2 -

Remind Codes:

  • Period 2 -

Resources for ELA

Experience and Credentials

The past 24 years afforded me the great pleasure of teaching English at all grade levels. My years with Minneapolis Public Schools and the last nineteen years at Thomas Edison produced great variety, promise and learning. Currently, I teach Language and Literature - Year 4 and serve as literacy specialist for Thomas Edison.

Teaching History:

Thomas Edison High School - 2003-present

Olson Middle School - 1998-2003

Educational background:

M.A. in Literacy, Bethel University - 2014

K-12 reading license

M.A. in Education, University of St. Thomas - 1999

B.A. in English: Creative Writing, University of St. Thomas - 1995

Leadership Experience:

District Literacy Professional Development Facilitator: 2017, 2019, 2022

10th-grade Team Lead: 2017 - present

Literacy Coach/Specialist: 2012 - 2018; 2022-

PLC lead: 2010- 2015; 2022

Teacher Mentor: 2007-2010