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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Michelle Turnbull

About Michelle

Michelle Turnbull is a Special Education teacher who teaches 8th grade ELA at Riverdale Middle School, a Title 1 school, that serves close to 800 students in Clayton County, GA. In this position, she has raised test scores at least 25%, prepared students for the Georgia 8th Grade Writing Assessment, and became ELA Department Chair. As department chair, she has pioneered a collaborative movement to include all academic departments in reading and writing across content areas. Previously, she was the director of Melrose Community School, a private school in the Bronx, which serviced students in a low-income area. She aspires to lead a school that makes tremendous gains on improving the educational advancement and life trajectory of the students in her care.

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