Rhonda Turner is veteran educator with over thirty-one years of experience. The last fifteen years have been spent serving the students of Quitman Independent School District where she has held the roles of assistant principal, Assistant Superintendent and since 2012-13 has served as Superintendent of Schools.
Mrs. Turner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas followed by a Masters of Business Education degree in Educational Leadership from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas and post graduate work at Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas. She holds four certifications with the State Board of Education including an elementary general, elementary reading, principal and Superintendent certification.
Mrs. Turner has participated in numerous leadership cohorts including the SMU Peer-to-Peer Leadership cohort and the Bob Thompson Superintendent Academy. Among her greatest professional experiences was an opportunity to visit schools and observe students in the New York Public School System and attend a leadership seminar at Columbia University as part of a yearlong leadership growth experience. Mrs. Turner is adamant about professional growth personally and for those that are in the education profession. She is also passionate about educating children and believes that every child deserves an opportunity to learn.
Mrs. Turner serves on several boards and committees including UT Health Quitman, Region VII Educational Service Center Executive Committee, Region VII Educational Service Center Advisory Committee, President of the technology consortium SuperNET II and the Quitman Lake Country Charitable Foundation.
When Mrs. Turner isn’t at work, or at one of the many extra-curricular activities she attends she enjoys spending time outside with her husband Scott on their small ranch right outside of Quitman. She also enjoys camping and exploring the State Parks of Texas.
The Turners’ have two grown children and five precious grandchildren.