Title: Musician, Educator
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Jean Turner, Musician and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music instruction.
Ms. Turner prepared for her career at the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor of Arts in music education in 1962. She received a certification from Sacramento State University in 1963 and accepted a position as a substitute teacher at Mills Junior High School in Rancho Cordova, California, where she worked until 1968. She served as the skylark director at Grand Forks Air Force Base from 1969 to 1971, and continued her work at the Plattsburg Air Force Base until 1974. Ms. Turner returned to her career in education in 1971, serving as a substitute teacher for Beckmantown Public Schools until 1974, when she accepted a substitute position in the Bellevue school system. After earning a certification from the University of Nebraska in 1976, she became a full teacher in 1978. In 1981, she began employing her expertise as a private music teacher, and earned an additional certification from the University of Nebraska in 1983.
After eight years of experience in private music instruction, Ms. Turner transitioned to Arlington, Iowa, where she worked as a private music teacher for 25 years, until 2015. In addition to her professional pursuits, she served as the music director and organist for St. John’s Lutheran Church from 1990 to 2014, and worked as an accompanist for the Shepherds Way Baptist Church from 2014 to 2017. Ms. Turner has contributed to various articles and has served as the former secretary and former vice president for the Upper Iowa Music Teachers Association. Throughout her career, she has always been very proud of her students during their recitals—watching them succeed has been the never-ending highlight of her career. As a testament to her success and experience, Ms. Turner has been featured in the 21st and 26th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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