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Literacy: Reading Support

Reading Support Services

Under the direction of Tara Bazydlo, Director of Literacy, and in consultation with building principals, the Reading Specialists support and coordinate reading and writing instruction and assessment.

In addition to coaching, supporting, and providing job-embedded professional development for classroom teachers, elementary Reading Specialists direct and monitor interventionists – the staff members who provide supplemental support services to students.  This includes Title I-funded, NH certified teachers as well as reading assistants in Salem’s five elementary schools.

As resident literacy experts in their schools, Reading Specialists ensure that each student receives developmentally appropriate instruction in order to meet the Salem School District’s literacy standards. 

Reading Specialists

The Salem School District employs six Reading Specialists/Consultants:

Barron Elementary School
Alison Manning

Fisk Elementary School
Sheila Farnsworth

Lancaster Elementary School 
Charlotte Gillespie

North Salem Elementary School
Katelyn Somers

Soule Elementary School
Courtney Dempsey

Woodbury Middle School 
Kim Boothroyd