K-2 Literacy Coach
3-5 Instructional Resource Teacher
Stacy Bigham serves as the Literacy Coach and Intervention Teacher at Salem. She works with teachers to broaden their knowledge and teaching practices in several areas of literacy. She has studied texts such as The Daily Five, Cafe', and Words Their Way with groups of teachers at Salem. She assists the teachers by modeling lessons and working with small groups of students who in and out of the classroom to meet their individual needs.
The Instructional Resource Teacher supports learning and teaching by offering an array of support services to teachers. Based on the needs of the school, support services include professional development to teachers, coaching and modeling research based instructional practices, and collaborating with Professional Learning Teams to analyze student achievement data and guide instruction. The school's IRT maintains knowledge of the current curriculum and instructional issues in education. Salem's IRT provides communication between the Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Department and Salem Elementary.