Transitions Conference

Dr. Jeff Turner
Coppell ISD

Dr. Jeffrey N. Turner was named Superintendent of Schools for the Coppell Independent School District on May 9, 2002 by the CISD Board of Trustees. He began his eleventh year of service to the district in the summer of 2012.

With more than 34 years of experience in public education, Dr. Turner started his career as a middle school science teacher in the Clear Creek Independent School District prior to entering an administrative leadership role in 1984 in Van ISD. He has served in the role of superintendent since 1991 in three other school districts including Burleson, Jacksonville, and Van.

Dr. Turner has served on various boards during his career and as a Mentor Superintendent for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). He is currently the President of the TASA organization. Among his many accomplishments and honors, selected as the Texas AASA Superintendent of the Year for 2012. In addition, Dr. Turner serves on the design team of the Visioning Institute: a cadre of some 30 superintendents, representing diverse public school systems from across the state, whose focus is on the development of a new model for public education centered on 21st century learning.

Originally from Deer Park, Texas, Dr. Turner earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Baylor University. He received his master's degree in educational administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake Campus. Dr. Turner's ties to public education began with his parents, who were both educators, and continue with his wife, a retired high school counselor, and older daughter who is in her ninth year of teaching in the area. His youngest daughter also launched her career in education as a licensed Texas attorney who practices school law in Austin.