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Dave Turner

About Dave Turner
Dr. David Turner is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  His teaching concentrations are the Principalship and Supervised Clinical Experiences.  Prior to joining the UIS faculty, Turner served twelve years as the Executive Director of the Illinois Principals Association.  He began his career in public education as a science teacher and has twenty years of experience as a High School Principal.  During his years as a Principal, Turner served on the Illinois State Scholarship Commission, the Board of Directors of the Illinois High School Association, serving two terms as President of the Association, and was on the Board of the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Turner has earned a variety of recognitions during his career including induction into the Illinois State University’s College of Education’s Hall of Fame, and the University Council for Educational Administration’s Excellence in Educational Leadership Award.  He is perhaps most proud of having been named as the Administrator of the year by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association.   Turner currently serves on the Boards of Illinois Energy Net, the Illinois Principals Foundation, and is actively involved with a number of private associations and public agencies as a consultant and speaker on school safety and security issues.