Melissa Turner earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University and her Masters and Rank I from NKU. She also earned her Educational Leadership degree at NKU.
Throughout her twenty-five years in education she has taught second, third, fourth, and fifth grades, served as a staff developer, and is currently the Teaching and Learning Leader and GT Coordinator. During her time as a staff developer and teacher, she helped lead Cline Elementary to its National Blue Ribbon Award status, traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the ceremonies.
Melissa has created and led multiple yearlong Action Research Based Professional Learning Cohorts including the Closing the Achievement Gap Cadre, Standards Based Grading and Reporting Pilot, Assessment Cadre, Teacher Leadership Cadre, and the Curriculum Cadre. This work has been recognized across the state through invitations to present our findings and success. She has also presented at regional and state level conferences, as well as participated in multiple regional networks such as PIMSER and the NGSS Network.
Her dedication to education and growth mindset has led to being a recipient of the Golden Apple Award and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.