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School system administrator

Elvin L. Turner was American school system administrator. Certified secondary principal, teacher, Ohio. Recipient plaque for statewide outstanding senior volunteer radio, television and newspaper coverage, Independence, Ohio, 2001; named Outstanding Young Man, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, 1966.


Turner, Elvin L. was born on January 9, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Willie and Jinada (Lawson) Turner.


Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, Knoxville College, Tennessee, 1962. Master of Education, University Cincinnati, 1968. Postgraduate, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1973.

Postgraduate, Kensington University, Glendale, California, since 1993.


Special education teacher Cincinnati Public Schools, 1965-1969, coordinator special education, 1969-1972, assistant principal, 1972-1978, 1990—1993, principal, 1978—1990, Kiwanis Club, 1978—1979. Part-time adjunct professor Mount St. Joseph College, Ohio, 1987—1988. Member advisory committee Millcreek Psychiatric Center for Children, Cincinnati, 1988—1989.

Bus driver Bristol Village Retirement Community, 1997—1999. Ombudsman Pro-Srs., Cincinnati, 1993—1996, Waverly, Ohio, 1997—2005. Volunteer ombudsman representative Area Agency on Aging District Seven, Inc., Portsmouth, Ohio.

Secretary Bristol Village Residents Association, 1997. Speaker Rotary Club, Pike County, Waverly, Ohio, Bristol Retirement Village Vesper Service, 1997.


  • Certified secondary principal, teacher, Ohio.


  • Other Work

    • Author: numerous international poems, 2007.


Volunteer Ohio Dept Aging, Columbus, since 2002. Assistant feeding program Visiting The Sick Ministries. Master of ceremonies Black History Month Soul Food Luncheon.

Elected secretary executive advisory council Bristol Village National Church Residencies, Waverly, 1997. Board deacons New Hope Baptist Church, Hamilton, 1993. Sunday school teacher Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lebanon, 1996.

Chairman sick committee Usher Board. Bible study course instructor Asbury North United Methodist Church, Columbus, 2000—2001, instructor Vacation Bible School, 2000. Board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cincinnati, 1973.

Member Association Secondary School Administrators, Southern Law Poverty Center (named to Wall of Tolerance 2004), Knoxville College Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa (president University Cincinnati chapter 1970), Alpha Phi Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bowling, golf, reading, traveling.


Married Betty Jo Breckinridge, June 11, 1966 (divorced January 1972). 1 child, Anthony; married Carrie Johnson, August 3, 1972. 1 child, Brenetta Bell.

Willie Turner

Jinada (Lawson) Turner

Betty Jo Breckinridge

Carrie Johnson

Anthony Turner

Brenetta Bell Turner