Tracie Turrentine announces candidacy for superintendent of Morgan County Schools
Special to the Enquirer
Oct. 18 Tracie Turrentine announced she is running for superintendent of Morgan County Schools in the Republican primary May 24, 2022.
Turrentine has a career in education spanning almost 20 years, with 11 years teaching in the classroom and coaching girls’ basketball. She was named Morgan County Elementary Teacher of the Year.
She has spent her past seven years in administration. She currently is the principal of Eva School and was the assistant principal of Priceville Junior High School.
While Turrentine was assistant principal, Priceville Junior High received an A rating and became the first Blue Ribbon School in Morgan County.
Recently under her leadership, Eva School has been awarded as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and it is a Lighthouse School.
Turrentine’s roots run deep in Morgan County. She was born and raised in Eva and graduated from Brewer High School. She is a graduate of Athens State University and earned her master’s degree at Samford University.
Turrentine is married to Josh Turrentine, who is a native of Danville and graduate of Danville High School. He is a business owner and coaches football and basketball. The two have been married for 15 years and are parents of 11-year-old twins.
“Josh and I are no strangers to what the children of Morgan County schools need to succeed both in academics and in extracurricular activities,” Turrentine said. “Both of us are products of the school system, and our children attend Eva School. As a parent, teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the challenges and opportunities our schools are facing. We want for not only our children but for all the children in Morgan County to have the support and resources to receive the best education possible.
“I know what educators need to teach and what students need to learn in order to achieve at a high level,” she added. “As your superintendent, I will make sure funding is spent in the classroom and teachers have the equipment they need to teach our children, including access to 21st technology.
“If there is one thing 2020 exposed and taught us, it was that we must be prepared for the unexpected, and we must have a plan in place so students do not fall behind. When elected superintendent, I will make the tough decisions and have an open-door policy with parents, teachers and administrators.
“Morgan County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, and it is time to elect a superintendent with new ideas who can manage our resources to ensure we are prepared for the future. It’s time that we have new leadership that will make Morgan County Schools the best in the state.
“Our children deserve the best education possible, and as your superintendent, I will make sure that happens.”