In April 2019, during national Assistant Principal week, The Friends of Solar Prep announced the launch of a scholarship fund named for Assistant Principal, Jennifer Turner. Funds will be distributed to graduates of Solar Preparatory School for Girls to be applied towards their college tuition.
About Jennifer Turner
After an early career as a newspaper reporter, Jennifer Turner began her foray into education as a volunteer teacher at a public school in rural Costa Rica. It was in this tiny village school that Jennifer discovered her passion for teaching, language, and cultures.
In 2009, Jennifer brought that passion to Dallas and became a bilingual fifth grade science and reading teacher at John Quincy Adams Elementary School in Pleasant Grove. In 2014, she moved into a 3-5 reading instructional coach position on the same campus. At Adams, Jennifer served on the Instructional Leadership Team and helped launch several successful new initiatives on the campus.
Jennifer earned a B.A. in print journalism from the University of Arkansas and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with Urban Schools Specialization from Southern Methodist University.
In her free time, Jennifer continues to travel and volunteer in Latin American countries. She has volunteered and/or studied in Ecuador, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.