My name is Charla Turner, and I am excited to be teaching in Sunnyvale. I taught for nine years in Mesquite, stayed home with my children for nine years, and returned to teaching seven years ago in Sunnyvale . I have taught 3rd Grade, 6th Grade English/Language Arts, Reading Acceleration, and private Kindergarten. I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with an Education Degree and an English Minor. I am also certified in English as a Second Language. I have been married for twenty years to my husband, Joe, and we have three children. Chanlynn is a Senior at SHS, Caden is a Sophmore at SHS, and Tindall is in 7th Grade at SMS. We stay very busy with three children and their sports schedules. I want my students to know they can accomplish anything and have a desire to be lifelong learners. I want them to welcome a challenge and be prepared to face the challenge confident that they can do it. I believe children are our most important investment, and we only get a short time to equip them to face the world. I want to work alongside parents to bring out the best in all students. The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.