Deborah Norris, Instructional Specialist, provides coaching and demonstrates best instructional practices to school leaders and teachers to increase professional learning and student achievement. She also assists school-based educators to interpret student achievement data and determine related instructional needs of students. In several districts, Norris previously served as mentor coordinator, staff development planner, exceptional education department chair, gifted education coordinator, and after-school enrichment coordinator. Norris has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by Henrico County Public Schools, VA. Her areas of expertise include learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and mental retardation.