Meg Turner, principal of Buncombe Early College High School, is the instructional leader responsible for opening the early college in 2005. Her skills at team building, leadership training and professional development are considered key factors in the school's success.
"What an honor it is to be a part of creating a new school. It has been amazing to see the Early College transform from scribbles on pieces of chart paper into a real school," Turner said. "Early College is totally committed to changing possibilities for student's futures as they achieve their dreams."
A former special education teacher, Turner earned a bachelor's degree in human development and special education from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University.
Her passion for education, physical fitness, the outdoors and leadership has served her in both the public and private sectors. She administered the Upward Bound program at Mars Hill College for five years and led wilderness experiences for North Carolina Outward Bound School in Asheville over a span of six years. Turner was appointed to the Professional Teaching Standards Commission in 2006.
Turner extends her personal invitation to parents and community members to visit the school. "Each day here is filled with exciting classroom lessons, engaged learners and blossoming young minds. Come see it for yourself!"