The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education at its June 7 meeting appointed Dr. Danielle Turner to the position of Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, beginning July 9, 2018.
Dr. Turner brings to the district experience gained in the Port Jefferson Union Free School District, where she held the same position. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Principal at North Country Road Middle School in Miller Place and the Assistant Principal for Eastern Suffolk BOCES Sayville Academic Center and Premm Learning Center. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dr. Turner held the position of Physical Education teacher in Longwood Central School District.
Dr. Turner earned a Doctor of Education in educational administration and supervision at St. John’s University, Oakdale Campus; a Master of Science in school building and school district administration at Touro College, Bay Shore Campus; a Master of Arts in liberal studies and an athletic administration and coaching health certification at Stony Brook University; and a Bachelor of Science in physical education at the State University of New York College at Cortland, where she had a minor in sports management.
In addition to her experience and education, Dr. Turner is DASA certified, is a crisis prevention certified instructor, first aid and CPR certified instructor and a certified personal trainer.
Locust Valley Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that Dr. Turner will be a wonderful addition to the district. “After an extensive search for the right candidate, I am sure that Dr. Turner will be a
valuable asset to Locust Valley and will bring experience, innovation and enthusiasm to her role as Director.” Dr. Hunderfund said that Dr. Turner made quite an impression on members of the hiring committee, who felt she was going to be a great fit for the community.
“It is truly an honor to have been chosen to lead the Locust Valley Health, Physical Education and Athletic Departments. I am both humbled and honored to join a school system with a rich history of academic and athletic excellence,” said Dr. Turner said. “I can assure the students, staff and community that I will work diligently to uphold and enhance the ideals of the Locust Valley Central School District as a great place to live, learn, grow and play. I look forward to working with the talented staff, and I am confident that together, we can build upon the already strong foundation that exists throughout the district.”