Jeff Turner, Ed.D.

Strategic Partnerships

Career Highlights & Experience

  • TSPRA, “Key Communicator” Award 2013
  • TAGT Friend of the Gifted, 2012
  • 2012 AASA Texas Superintendent of the Year, 2011
  • Region 10 SOTY, 2008 & 2010; Region 11 SOTY 2002
  • CTE of North Texas Outstanding Service, 2009
  • Finalist for AASA Superintendent of the Year, 2000
  • Finalist for TASB Superintendent of the Year, 2001
  • Executive Director of TAS/MUS, 2013 to Present
  • Superintendent, Coppell ISD, 2002-2013
  • Superintendent, Burleson ISD, 1998-2002
  • Superintendent, Jacksonville ISD, 1995-1998
  • Co-Founder of the Texas Visioning Institute that published the Texas Visioning Document now used across the state to analyze and provide perspective of shifting from a testing centric environment to one promoting student learning.
    One of the first in Texas to provide a new learning environment for students in Coppell ISD, which is known throughout the nation as New Tech High School.
  • Advocate and policy advisor for state legislation including HB 5 and SB 1557.
  • Co-Founder of the North Texas Regional Consortium; provided assistance to additional school districts forming area consortiums to support their shifts in learning environments.

Key e2L Projects

  • Partners with school districts in Texas to assist in finding resources and support for district initiatives
  • Serves as an Executive Coach for Superintendents and Central Office Staff
  • Provides Team of 8 Training
  • Provides feedback to state legislators on proposed K-12 legislation


  • Baylor University, Ed.D
  • Superintendent’s Certification
  • University of Houston, M.S. Education
  • Baylor University, B.S. Education


  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
  • Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools (TAS/MUS)
  • Urban Superintendents of America
  • TASA Transformation Network Chair
  • TASA Future Ready Superintendent Founder
  • TAMS Board member 2013-present
  • TASA President Elect & President, 2011-13
    More information upon request

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