Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to Mrs. Turner's fifth grade classroom! I am a graduate of East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with a BS in Early Childhood Development and Family Relations and BS in Elementary Education. I also served as a Reading Recovery Specialist and hold a K-12 Reading licensure, because my passion is teaching young readers!
I began my teaching career in 1995 at South Smithfield Primary school, which is now South Smithfield Elementary, where I taught for 10 years. At South Smithfield, I was a Reading Recovery Specialist, first grade teacher, and the Literacy First Specialist for the school. From there I came to Glendale-Kenly Elementary to teach first grade, have taught second grade, and am currently teaching Language Arts in fifth grade.
I have a beautiful family which includes my husband Dan of 29 years, my daughter Caroline and her husband Grant, my daughter Emma, and my son Daniel. Both of my daughters are nurses! My son Daniel is a sophomore at NJHS! Outside of school, you will find me spending time with my family, at a ballpark, or at the beach! I am the seventh child of eight, so I come from a very large family! This makes for lots of family get-togethers and tons of fun!
I look forward to getting to know each of my students and building relationships with my parents! Together I know we will make this a wonderful school year!
8:55-9:10 Morning Meeting
9:10-10:25 First Block
10:25-11:35 Second Block
12:10-12:55 Enhancements (M-Media, T-Art, W-Music, Th-PE)
12:55-2:10 Third Block
2:40-3:50 Fourth Block
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.