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I am Rita
Turner, a second grade teacher at Southern Heights Elementary School.
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
My favorite book is the Holy Bible,
I enjoy reading and learning from the scripture.