Victoria Vanzura, Instructional Specialist, is a leader in supporting turnaround initiatives. She is a literacy specialist with ten years of experience teaching and coaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Her areas of expertise include balanced literacy, guided reading, writing, and Project Based Learning. Beyond the classroom, Ms. Vanzura actively builds the field through conference presentations and content creation, and has successfully implemented community-wide literacy promotional campaigns. She has held numerous leadership roles, including field supervisor, student council co-advisor, team leader, and member of the Educator Empowerment Committee of the Texas Association of Literacy Education. Ms. Vanzura is a growth-focused instructional coach with a passion for supporting the use of high-quality, authentic literature in classrooms, development of engaging and dynamic professional development for teachers, and serving as an advocate for excellence in literacy instruction.