Rita Turner

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I am Rita Turner, a second grade teacher at Southern Heights Elementary School.


I grew up in Hobbs and graduated Hobbs High School. I later graduated from New Mexico Junior College, Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico Highlands University.


The reason I want to teach is because I want help children learn and be prepared for their future. I enjoy making a difference. I changed careers and I am really enjoying teaching.


My favorite memory from my own days in school: I had a sixth-grade teacher who pointed me in the right direction in life. She reminded me how smart I was and how successful I could be if I would only choose a different path than my family did. She showed me I could be different. Because of that I made good grades and graduated from graduate school. I went into the helping field and I enjoy it.


In my spare time I spend time with my husband and children. I enjoy date night with my husband and attending church.


My favorite book is the Holy Bible, I enjoy reading and learning from the scripture.

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