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District Principal of the Year 2020-2021

Marc Turner was named the Vermilion Parish High School Principal of the Year. I can't begin to imagine having to run a school during this time while trying to balance the curriculum, technology, workers, parent concerns, and obviously what's best for the students. Kudos to all leaders! And a HUGE congrats to Marc! I am so proud of him!

From the Erath School and Community page!

Congratulations to our own Erath High school Principal Marc Turner who was named the Vermilion Parish Principal of Year! Pictured are Superintendent Tommy Byler, Marc Turner, and Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert.

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.

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.

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.

In 2014-2015 Vermilion Parish High School Principal of the Year. He was also named the 2021-2022 Vermilion Parish Principal of the Year. (The POTY competition is a year ahead.)

EHS has been the #1 public high school in the state every year under his leadership. EHS was also awarded the “National Blue Ribbon” Award in 2020.

He is currently engaged to Tiffany Dugas, 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.


Pictures 1: Pictured are Superintendent Tommy Byler, Vermilion Parish High School Principal of the Year Marc Turner, and Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert.

Picture 2: 2020 individual graduation sessions with Kenny Broussard, Sandra Broussard, and Assistant Principal Belisa Smith.

Picture 3: Marc Turner in 2nd grade

Picture 4: Marc Turner in 1994 Erath High Graduate

Picture 5: Marc Turner as EHS Principal

Picture 6: Marc and his family. (Fiancé Tiffany Dugas and children Averi, Ahni, Olivia, and Jackson.)

Picture 7: Two Erath Principal siblings Marc Turner (EHS Principal) and Andrea Turner Ford (Dozier Elementary Principal.)

Picture 8: Deployment Ceremony with his parents Floyd and Mitz Turner and siblings Andrea and Matt Turner.