New principal named at Holly Pond High School

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HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved the hiring of Dr. Janet Turner to be the new principal of Holly Pond High School. Dr. Turner has worked in education for 24 years and specializes in data, school reform and facilitating professional development to administrators at the state department level. She has previously served as the school’s assistant principal.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead a school with great students and an extremely dedicated staff,” said Dr. Turner. “I am humbled by the amount of support that I have received from the faculty, students, parents and community.”

Dr. Turner, a national board-certified educator, holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University, as well as two master’s degrees.

“Over the past few years, Dr. Turner has done a wonderful job as assistant principal at Holly Pond High,” said Dr. Shane Barnette, Cullman County School superintendent. “I appreciate her leadership, and I look forward to the great things she will accomplish as principal.”

Dr. Turner begins her tenure as principal of Holly Pond High effective immediately.