Sumner School District welcomes high school principal

A new principal will walk the halls of Bonney Lake High School for the 2014-15 school year. Cris Turner will begin the position as principal on July 1.

Turner has 17 years experience as an educator and counselor at the Franklin Pierce and Peninsula school districts. The last six years of his career have been spent as assistant principal at Franklin Pierce High School. A graduate of both the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University, Turner’s credentials include a Master of Education in school counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.

His track record of utilizing data and best practice to implement systems that have proven to increase student success is among the reasons Turner was chosen as the best candidate to fill the position, according to a press release from the school district.

His leadership approach is influenced by a belief in teaching and positive reinforcement, he said.

“I am proud to be Bonney Lake High School’s new principal and believe that every student can learn at high levels and wants to learn,” he said. “My vision is that BLHS ensures that every student gets a quality education and is prepared for either post-secondary education or the workforce.”