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Literacy: Reading Support

Reading Support Services

Under the direction of Dr. Jennie Marshall, Director of Literacy and Instructional Assessement, 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/Consultants 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 four Reading Specialists/Consultants:

Fisk and Lancaster Elementary Schools 
Sheila Farnsworth

Barron and Soule Elementary Schools
Alison Quinton

Haigh and North Salem Elementary Schools 
Charlotte Gillespie

Woodbury Middle School 
Tara Bazydlo