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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 22, 2018

Kayla Turner

New middle school principal wants to preserve culture of school

It’s all a matter of timing for Kayla Turner. Turner, 30, was recently hired as the new principal at Southside Middle School. Turner, who is in her eighth year of education, started her teaching career at the Jackson County School District after doing her student teaching there. She taught two years at Swifton Middle School. Then an opportunity to move to Southside came a few years later. “My mom is a teacher, … my aunt is a teacher, so I just felt like that was the natural path for me,” Turner said. Turner graduated from Batesville High School in 2006. That was only after ... READ MORE

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