Ms. Ruth Baardseth
The Literacy Specialist at Lincoln has many responsibilities. This person works collaboratively with administration, teachers, students, and parents to coordinate a comprehensive reading/language arts and mathematics programs. In addition, the literacy specialist is involved in team teaching with other teachers, is available to provide learning opportunities in all classrooms in regard to reading/language arts and mathematics, and interacts with students on a regular basis to improve learning. Other responsibilities include developing, implementing and maintaining an appropriate reading/language arts curriculum, and supporting the mathematics curriculum, gathering data for all middle school students, and assisting and mentoring new teachers. The Literacy Specialist is an integral member of SMT teams and assists in providing interventions and training for staff.