Under the direction of Tara Bazydlo, Director of Literacy, and in consultation with building principals, the Reading Specialists/Consultants 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/Consultants direct and monitor interventionists – the staff members who provide supplemental support services to students. This includes fifteen Title I-funded, NH certified teachers as well as nine reading assistants in Salem’s five elementary schools and Woodbury.
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.
The Salem School District employs six Reading Specialists/Consultants:
Barron Elementary School
Fisk Elementary School
Lancaster Elementary School
North Salem Elementary School
Soule Elementary School
Woodbury Middle School