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Mr. Orlando Turner
Welcome to 5th grade at Athens Intermediate School. I am ecstatic about this school year and I look forward to it being the best year ever.
I have been involved in education for several years. I served as a paraprofessional in the Madison City School system for two years. I now serve as a 5th grade Science and Math teacher, with six years of teaching experience. I graduated from Athens State University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. (2010) Shortly after, I obtained a master’s degree from Ashford University in Teaching and Learning with Technology. (2012) Next, I obtained another master’s degree from the University of West Alabama in Elementary Education. (2017) Currently, I'm working on my Instructional Leadership degree from the University of West Alabama.
Teaching is definitely one of my passions. My motto for my classroom is a quote from Rita Pierson: Every child deserve a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be. It’s my prayer that I can make a difference in the lives of the students that I teach.