Literacy Specialist

The role of the literacy specialist is to support students who have experienced the greatest difficulty reading in English to become efficient readers and learners. Students are referred to the literacy specialist by their teachers and assessed to determine the exact nature of their deficits. The literacy specialist acts as a support for the classroom teachers, providing intervention in both decoding and comprehension skills, materials, strategies, professional development, and collaboration to ensure that all students receive instruction that enables them to be as successful as possible.