Deborah Norris, Instructional Specialist, supports the implementation of school turnaround services. She has worked previously as an administrator, instructional resource teacher, exceptional education teacher, adult education instructor, and after school enrichment coordinator in Henrico County and surrounding school systems. She has over 30 years of experience at the elementary and middle school levels. Ms. Norris has served as a mentor, coach, and supervisor of teachers, student teachers, and instructional assistants. She has held the positions of mentor coordinator, staff development planner, exceptional education department chair, gifted education coordinator, diversity coalition member, and parent teacher liaison in various schools. She has worked with the school’s academic achievement team, accountable for collection and distribution of data regarding remediation performance. Ms. Norris participated in the Coaching Academy and served as a director for Learning Forward Virginia. Over the years she has organized and facilitated various professional development workshops.