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Meet Mr. Turpin, Asst. Principal

Education/Work Experience
A native of Richmond, I have been employed with Henrico County Public Schools for the past 16 years.  I attended Hampton University where I majored in Sociology.  As a “career switcher”, I began my teaching career at Highland Springs High School in 2003 as an Exceptional Education teacher, and later became a member of the administration team at Hermitage High School. In 2011, I earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.  In 2013 I joined the administration team at Varina High School, and after 3 years working in another capacity I am looking forward to rejoining the team. Working with the students of Henrico County Public Schools has truly been the most rewarding experience of my professional career.

Leadership Philosophy
My educational leadership philosophy centers around the belief that all students can learn and are provided opportunities to grow and develop as lifelong learners who take active roles in their own learning experiences.  In my role as an instructional leader at our school, it is imperative to work with teachers and students in guiding the instructional program to provide relevant and impactful learning experiences that will better equip our students to be responsible, contributing members of our global society.  Ensuring that our students are provided the opportunity to learn in a safe environment designed to promote critical thinking, respect for diversity, respect for self, intellectual interest, and participation in our community, is my top priority.  Our primary goal as school community is to meet the needs of our diverse student population by preparing them with the tools necessary to be successful in society regardless of which post-secondary pathway they choose.