Meet the Instructional Partner

Mr. Orlando Turner

Phone: 256-230-2880


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physical Education, Athens State University MA Teaching and learning with Technology, Ashford University MA Early Childhood and Elementary Education, University of West Alabama MA Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama

Mr. Orlando Turner

Welcome to 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  served as a 5th grade Science and Math teacher, with seven years of teaching experience. Currently, I serve as the Instructional Partner for AIS.

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 and Early Childhood Elementary Education. (2017) Finally, I completed my Instructional Leadership degree from the University of West Alabama. 

Teaching is definitely one of my passions. My motto for my career 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.

Quote: Reach for the top, becuase the bottom is crowded.