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Crystal Turner


  • My name is Crystal Turner. I was born and raised in Jacksonville North Carolina.  A southern girl with bare feet, sweet tea, and a Yes Ma'am. I married a local man, Kevin  22 years ago.  We have "kids", both in college,  Brandon and Jenna. They fill our life with a lot of laughter and learning. I enjoy spending time with family, worshipping, camping, coffee, and all things Disney!  My fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Renchen inspired me to teach.  Her passion for teaching and her desire for student success had a huge impact on me. A dream came true when I was hired as a Kindergarten teacher 19 years ago.  Those sweethearts have a joy for learning like no other. I believe that instilling a love for literacy in the early grades is vital for a child's education. Therefore, a Masters in Reading at ECU seemed fit. Through furthering my education, I have learned new skills and techniques to help strengthen struggling readers, as well as challenge the higher achievers. A few years ago, I also earned my National Board certification. I fully believe that children are a gift and I take that seriously. Every day is an adventure and I enjoy every minute of it.