Autism Awareness Month
Welcome To Turlington!
The first day at a new school can be scary for some people. At Turlington, we do not want that to happen. Student Council (which I am in) sets up a "New Student Social" where we give the new students cookies and juice while we talk to them and make them feel at home. We do that regularly for all the new students who have joined here over the past few months. We also welcome the new student with a tour of our school. We show them our library, music, the gym, the cafeteria and their classroom. Along the way we learn their name, where they came from and things that they are interested in. Many parents join in on the tour as well, this is our first chance to make these new kids feel right at home.
Many students at the social say they already have friends and they like the social, the school, and everyone in the school. Very few are shy, and the ones who are not, talk about how they are doing in school and what they like about it. Student Council is very proud to have such an impact on all of the new students here at Turlington.
Teacher of the Year - Kim Wright
I am very honored to be named Turlington’s “Teacher of the Year.” For the past 14 years I have enjoyed teaching a variety of grade levels as well as subject areas. My 2 years at Turlington have been a wonderful experience and I look forward to spending many more years here trying to inspire children to be the best they can be. Teaching is not just a job it is an opportunity for you to shape and mold young people into positive role models in society. Turlington is not only a great place to work it is a place that supports you in all you do. We are a family here and I am so happy to be a part of it. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to be able to represent Turlington Elementary as the 2014 Teacher of the Year.
Rookie of the Year - Brittany Murray
What an honor to be named Turlington’s 2014 Rookie Teacher of the Year! I am truly in awe that I was chosen amongst all of the wonderful “Rookie” teachers at Turlington. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Turlington family. The moment I walked through the front doors I knew I was going to be a part of something special. Everyone at Turlington Elementary is so welcoming and it is a place that is truly “All about the kids”. Teaching is a passion that has burned inside of me since I was a young girl. I firmly believe that if teachers inspire young minds, children will be life-long learners. My goal is to inspire children, not only while they are in my classroom, but all throughout their lives. Again, I am humbled for this wonderful opportunity to represent Turlington Elementary as the 2014 Rookie Teacher of the Year.
Paraprofessional of the Year - Kristi Noble
I am truly honored to be voted by my co-workers as Paraprofessional of the Year! I feel very blessed to work with such an amazing group of people every day. My job isn’t just an ordinary job, it’s my second home. I love coming to work and seeing the children’s smiles and seeing how we impact their lives in some way. It’s a true blessing! I have worked here in the district as a substitute off and on at the different schools, and was hired here at Turlington in the PE Department 3 years ago. I LOVE my job more and more every day. Not only to get the opportunity to work with children but to work with such an amazing staff as well. I have learned so much from all of them, especially my partner Lindsey Gray. Honestly, I believe we are a great team here in PE and work perfectly together. I appreciate the opportunity to represent TES as the Para of the Year!