The mission of the Elementary Reading program in Loudoun County Public Schools is to teach all students how to read and comprehend written text so that they may become independent readers and lifelong learners with a firm grasp of the written world that surrounds them. The primary responsibilities of the reading specialists are to assist struggling readers and to coordinate the school’s reading program. We provide leadership through staff development activities and workshops for parents. Collaboration and planning with teachers allows us to support classroom instruction. Another responsibility of the reading specialist is to administer and interpret various diagnostic and assessment tools. Cool Spring in its 3rd year of implementing the PATHWAYS program. It offers excellent opportunities for collaboration and planning with classroom teachers, thus allowing us to support classroom instruction.