Mrs. Laura Turner



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Mrs. Laura Turner

Mrs. Turner is the middle school cross-cat teacher at Dennis Lab School. She is also the yearbook club sponsor. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors in Special Education (Learning and Behavior Specialist I). She earned her Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Technology from Concordia University (Portland). Mrs. Turner has worked in Decatur Public Schools since 2010 and at Dennis Lab since February 2014.


Mrs. Turner believes in the ability for all children to be successful. She is focused on helping her students understand not only academic concepts but how to overcome and advocate for themselves. She co-teaches many courses for the betterment of all students but with a focus on those students who need a little extra support. Mrs. Turner also teaches instructional math and resource.


Mrs. Turner is married. She and her husband have two dogs and two cats. In her free time she enjoys Netflix marathons, playing board games, and refinishing flea market finds.