Mary Turner is a senior field trainer analyst for the Texas Literacy Initiative. She supports the implementation of the Texas Literacy Initiative with the early learning centers, elementary, middle, and high school campuses in the Lubbock Independent School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in educational leadership/administration from Lubbock Christian University. Mary brings 34 years of experience in both general and special education and as a university adjunct faculty instructor at Texas Tech University and Waylon Baptist University. She served as a literacy coach with the Texas Reading First Initiative providing professional development, guidance, and support to teachers and administrators. Mary also brings experience from Region 17 Education Service Center as an education specialist focusing on response to intervention.