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Language Immersion
  • A Message from the Principal

    Turner My name is Dr. Teresa Turner, and I am honored to serve as principal at Carver-Lyon Elementary School. I began my career in education as a teacher in a daycare center in North Carolina. After completing my Masters degree in Elementary Education, I worked as a public school classroom teacher in various grade levels: kindergarten, first, second, fourth, and fifth.

    I received my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill, where I also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. After moving to South Carolina, I served as an Assistant Principal and Principal in Charleston County. For the past two years I worked as a Principal here in Richland School District One.

    I have had the pleasure of working as a Principal in schools with strong magnet components: International Baccalaureate and Montessori. Over the past four years I completed post-doctoral work around Leadership in Turn-Around Schools and Global Education at Harvard University. This year, I am looking forward to leading the Language Immersion Program here at Carver-Lyon where we will offer Mandarin Chinese and Spanish!

    My husband and I are world travelers, but we absolutely love calling Columbia, SC, home. My interests outside of school include reading, watching cooking shows, doing yoga, and spending time with my family.

    Teresa Turner, Principal