Dr. Jeff Turner is new principal at Mount Pleasant Junior High School after Mount Pleasant ISD trustees voted to appoint him to the position during the January 2018 board meeting.
Dr. Turner joined Mount Pleasant ISD in 1990 as a paraprofessional, working in the business office doing Risk Management and coaching at Mount Pleasant High School. In 2001, he moved to MPHS full-time as a business teacher in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department and continued to coach. He was named an MPHS Assistant Principal in October 2008. He also served as the CTE Director and as the MPHS Associate Principal. He replaces Kelli Glenn as the former campus principal.
Turner earned his undergraduate degree and teaching certificate from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M) in Commerce in 1994, his Master’s in Education from there in 2008 and his Doctor of Education from Texas A&M in 2012.
He has been married to Renee for 33 years. They have one son, Brandon, a musician in New Braunfels and a daughter, Ashley, who lives in New York City. They have twin grandsons and a third grandchild due in March.
Turner’s philosophy of education is simple: “We’re going to do what’s right for kids.”