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Vermilion Parish Principal of the Year 2021-2022

Congratulations to our own Erath High School Principal Marc Turner who was named the Vermilion Parish High School Principal of Year again this year!

Mr. Turner is a 1994 Erath High School graduate who went on to serve in the Marine Corps from 1994-1998. From 1998 through 2015, he was an active member of the National Guard. He served as a United States soldier in Iraq from 2004-2005. In 2015, he retired from the military with 21 years of service.

Upon return from his Marine Corps, he attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who attained his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, in 2003 and his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from McNeese State University in 2008 and in 2011, his Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, McNeese State University.

His professional experience includes his 2003 student teaching at Dozier Elementary and then in 2004, he became an 8th-grade teacher at JHW.

Following his deployment from Iraq in 2005, he returned to Dozier Elementary as a 3rd-grade teacher. From there, he moved on to Eaton Park from 2006-2011 teaching 4th and 5th grade.

Turner began his leadership as Assistant Principal tenure at Kaplan High in 2011 where he remained in May 2013. In the fall of 2013, Mr. Turner returned to his alma mater as the principal.

During his nine year tenure as leader, EHS has remained the #1 public high school in the state. In 2020, Erath High was awarded the “National Blue Ribbon” Award in 2020.

In 2014-2015 after his first year, he was named the Vermilion Parish High School Principal of the Year. He was also named the 2020-2021 Vermilion Parish Principal of the Year, and the 2021-2022 Vermilion Parish Principal of the Year.

He is married to Tiffany Lee Turner, who is also in education as a teacher in Erath. Together their blended family has four children, Jackson, Averi, Olivia, and Ahni.

Marc is the son of Floyd Turner and Mitzi Dugas Turner. He has two siblings, Andrea Turner Ford (who is the Principal at Dozier Elementary), and Matthew Turner.