Turner added as IHS assistant principal

Published 12:33 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

Christopher Turner will be joining the leadership ranks at Isabella High School on Aug. 3.

Turner, who has been a history teacher at the school for one year, will be a second assistant principal for the school.

IHS has seen an increase in enrollment to 794, which means the state will provide funding for two assistant principal positions. Marjorie Littleton will continue to serve as an assistant principal.

The Chilton County Board of Education approved Turner for the role on May 19 during a regularly scheduled voting session.

Turner said his position would be mostly overseeing activities and discipline for the high school grades.

“Mostly, I am just looking forward to working with Mr. (Principal Ricky) Porter,” Turner said. “He is a great mentor. I have enjoyed having him as my administrator, and I am looking forward to working with him closely.”

Turner chose to pursue working in education after working in sales because he wanted a career where he made stronger connections with people.

“I have been in education for approximately 15 years,” Turner said. “I have had great mentors and learned great lessons, and I thought could add to school’s climate.”

Prior to working in Chilton County, Turner taught in Dallas County.