Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Turner

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 schoolwhich 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!



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              Daily Schedule

    8:15-8:55       Arrival

    8:55-9:10       Morning Meeting

    9:10-10:25     First Block

    10:25-11:35   Second Block

    11:40-12:10   Lunch

    12:10-12:55   Enhancements (M-Media, T-Art, W-Music, Th-PE)

    12:55-2:10     Third Block

    2:10-2:40       Recess

    2:40-3:50       Fourth Block

    3:50-3:55       Dismissal


JCPS Announcements

  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, February 17, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    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. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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