Salem High School


The Salem School District employs four Reading Specialists/Consultants:

Fisk and Lancaster Elementary Schools 
Amy Favreau

Barron and Soule Elementary Schools
Suzanne Hamilton

Haigh and North Salem Elementary Schools 
Charlotte Gillespie

Woodbury Middle School 
Patricia Maestranzi

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 fourteen Title I-funded, NH certified teachers as well as twelve highly-qualified reading assistants in Salem’s six elementary schools.

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.