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The Louvre Museum (Paris) Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia) Thien Mu Pagoda (Hue, Vietnam)
The Louvre Museum (Paris), Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia), The Thien Mu Pagoda (Hue, Vietnam).

Senegalese basketball player DeSagana Diop of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to French III students.
Canadian hockey player Patrick Bordeleau and Congolese basketball player Christian Eyenga meet with French Club students (left) and Senegalese basketball player DeSagana Diop speaks to French III students (right).

Professional Activities | Awards | Education | Credentials | Professional Memberships | Links

Professional Activities:

bulletSaint Ignatius High School, Teacher (French I-IV, Honors French III, Honors French IV, AP French Language & Culture, AP French Literature, Spanish I-II, Linguistics) 1987-2006 & 2009-present, Dean of Academic Administration 2006-2009
bulletLocal Professional Development Committee 2008-present, Curriculum Committee 2006-present, Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) 2003-2007 & 2010-present, Diversity Committee 2013-present, Academics & Campus Culture Key Result Area Committee, 2014-2015, Grade School French Program 2007-present,   Resident Educator Mentor, 2014-present, Faculty Compensation Committee 1996, 2005 & 2014
bulletAcademic Planning Committee 1994-1996 & 2006-2009, Admissions Committee 2007-2009, Tuition Reduction Committee 2006-2009, International Exchange Programs Coordinator 2003-2006, Ohio Catholic School Accreditation Association (OCSAA) Steering Committee 2004-2006, Webmaster 1998-2000, Technology Integration Grant Web Video Streaming 1998, World Wide Web Integration Advisor 1997-1998, Technology Committee Co-Chair 1996, Multicultural Concerns Subcommittee 1992-1993, Telecomputing Club Moderator 1992-1996, Computer Steering Committee 1992, Summer School Instructor (French I-III, Spanish I-III, Introductory Computer) 1988-1991, Yearbook Moderator 1988-1989, French Club Moderator 1987-1994, Comic Book Club Moderator 2012-2014, Arabic Club Moderator, 2000-2003 & 2013-2014,
bulletassisted with Speech and Debate, Junior Council on World Affairs (JCWA), Radio Club, Ski Club, and Delta Omega; led student trips to France & Switzerland 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996
bulletCleveland State University, Lecturer, Educational Web Design, 2012; Technology Strand in Educational Research, 2000
bulletAdvanced Placement French Reading: Table Leader 2002-2008, 2016; Question Leader 2009-2015; Faculty Consultant 1998-2001, AP Exam Review Pilot Reading Question Leader (2011)
bulletCollege Board SAT French Subject Test Development Committee Member 2012-2016
bulletOhio Foreign Language Association (OFLA), Executive Treasurer 2011- 2017, Executive Vice President 2016-2017, President Elect 2017-2018, President 2018-2019, Immediate Past President 2019-2020, Technology & World Languages Committee 2010-2011, Professional Development Committee 2012-present
bulletAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Workshop, The Ohio State University, July 25-28, 2016
bulletOhio Seal of Biliteracy Expert Advisory Group, 2017
bulletPearson, Scorer, World Languages PK-12 edTPA, 2014-2016
bulletEducational Services Center-Cuyahoga County, Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) Assessor, 2014-2015
bulletClark College (Atlanta, GA), Instructor, French and Spanish, 1986
bulletAP French Literature Teacher's Guide (2008) Sample Syllabus Contributor
bulletAP Audit French Literature Sample Syllabus 2 Contributor (2006)
bulletFulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad: 1993 (Morocco & Tunisia) and 2002 (Thailand & Vietnam)
bulletMBNA Excellence in Education Grant, Modern Languages DVD Listening Project, 2000
bulletNational Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Foreign Exchanges: The U.S. and the Wider World in the Twentieth Century, 2017 (Simmons College)
bulletNational Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, The National Arabic Language & Culture Institute 1994 & 1995 (The Ohio State University)
bulletNational Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Contemporary English-language Literature from Africa, the West Indies, and the Pacific, 1992 (Indiana University)
bulletCentral States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Session Presenter, "Using Technology to Prepare for the AP Language & Culture Presentational Tasks" 2016 (Columbus, OH)
bulletOhio Foreign Language Association Conference Session Presenter, "Using Technology to Prepare for the AP Persuasive Essay" 2014-2015, 2017 (Columbus, OH), 2017 All Star Session
bulletAP Annual Conference Session Presenter, "Using Facebook to Prepare for the AP Persuasive Essay" 2013 (Las Vegas, NV)
bulletCentral States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Session Presenter, "How to Prepare Your Students for the AP French Language & Culture Persuasive Essay" 2013 (Columbus, OH)
bulletNational Evaluation Series World Languages Content Advisory Committee National Benchmark Conference, 2012 (St. Louis, MO)
bulletOhio Free-Tech 2010 Conference Presenter, "Technology in the World Languages Classroom", 2010 (Cleveland, OH)
bulletAP National Conference Workshop Presenter, "Using Electronic Texts to Teach AP Literature Courses" 2005 (Houston, TX)
bulletAATF Convention Workshop Presenter, "Using Electronic Texts to Teach Literature Courses" 2005 (Quebec City, QC)
bulletAmerica Online, Ask-A-Teacher Homework Help Message Boards and Teacher Pager, Community Leader, Dec. 1997-June 2005


bulletWho's Who in Black Cleveland, 2017
bullet Ohio World Language Teacher of the Year, 2014
bulletCentral States Conference on the Teaching on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2014
bullet Microsoft US Innovative Educator, “French IV Video Projects: Les Téléjournaux (TV News Shows) et les Causeries (TV Talk Shows),” 2011 (Redmond, WA)
bullet Master Teacher (Ohio), 2010
bulletThe Father Welsh Award for Outstanding Service (Saint Ignatius High School), 2006
bulletFaculty Member of the Month (Saint Ignatius High School), April 2001
bulletGovernor's Award of Recognition (Ohio), 1981
bulletGeorgetown University Scholarship, 1981-1985
bulletLe Prix Thomas (Saint Ignatius High School), 1981
bulletNational Achievement (National Merit Scholarship Corporation) Finalist,1981, and Scholarship, 1981-1985
bullet Concours Annuel de La Maison Française de Cleveland, 2nd place individual, 1981
bulletConcours Académique (John Carroll University), 1st place team, 1981
bullet Black Catholic Input, 1979-1981, Vice President,1980-1981, and Scholarship, 1980-1981
bulletCleveland Catholic Diocese High School Scholarship, 1977-1981


bullet Master of Arts in Romance Languages (French Concentration) program, The University of New Orleans, 2017-present
bulletMaster of Arts in Global Interactions (MAGI) (Global Interaction/Political Science), Cleveland State University, 2015
bulletMaster of Education (M.Ed.) (Curriculum & Instruction- Educational Technology), Cleveland State University, 2008
bulletBachelor of Science in Languages (BSLA) (French & Linguistics), Georgetown University, 1985
bulletConfucius Institute, Cleveland State University, Chinese Culture Studies, 2014
bulletCleveland State University, Education, 1997
bulletThe Ohio State University, Arabic, 1994-1995
bulletManhattan College, AP French for Teachers, 1991
bulletJohn Carroll University, Post-Baccalaureate program in Education, 1988; member Education Advisory Committee, 1988-1989
bulletGeorgia State University, Certificate Program in Translation (French-English), 1986-1987
bulletl'Université de Nice, Sciences du langage, Lettres modernes, 1983-1984


bulletNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood/World Languages Other Than English- French
bullet Five-Year Lead Professional License, Arabic/French/Spanish/Computer/Technology P-12, (Ohio)
bullet Five-Year Professional License, Arabic/French/Spanish/Computer/Technology P-12, (Ohio)
bullet Standard Professional Teaching Certificate, Level 5, French/Spanish/Computer Education P-12, (Georgia)
bullet Standard Professional Service Certificate, Level 5, Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology (Georgia)
bullet Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, French/Industrial and Technology Education P-12, (California)
bulletOhio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Credentialed Teacher Evaluator
bullet Resident Educator Certified Mentor, (Ohio)
bullet Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) Facilitator, (Ohio)
bullet Permanent Non-Tax Certificate, Administrative/Supervision/Teaching (Ohio)
bulletApple Teacher 2016

Professional Memberships:

bulletAmerican Association of Teachers of French (AATF), 1999-present
bulletAmerican Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), 2000-present
bulletAmerican Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), 1994-present
bulletOhio Foreign Language Association (OFLA), 1987-present (Executive Treasurer 2011-present)
bulletAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2007-present
bulletCentral States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) Advisory Council Member, 2012-present, Awards Committee 2016-present
bulletLa Maison Française de Cleveland, 2008-present
bulletFrench American Chamber of Commerce- Ohio Chapter, 2017-present
bulletAmerican Political Science Association (APSA), 2014-2015
bulletSaint Ignatius High School Faculty Association, 1988-2006 & 2009-present; (President 1992-1993,Vice President 1991-1992 & 2006)
bulletAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008-2009
bullet(Cleveland) Diocesan Foreign Language Association, 1987-1989
bulletCleveland Foreign Language Association, 1987-1988


bullet Mr. Turner's Home Page- hosted at with links, newspapers, articles and lesson plans, surveys, and photos.
bulletWhy Study French? web site listing the numerous advantages of learning and speaking French
bulletFrench at Saint Ignatius- presentation detailing the many benefits of studying French at Saint Ignatius. To download the full PowerPoint presentation (5.5 MB), click here.
bulletWhy Study French?- Saint Ignatius students explain why they chose to study French and discuss the benefits of their choice (requires Microsoft Windows Media Series 9 Player).
bulletWhy Study French? Flyer- information on the benefits of French study in general and at Saint Ignatius in particular (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
bulletFrench: The Most Practical Language web site by Richard Shryock at Virginia Tech explaining why French is the most practical foreign language to study
bullet 70+ Good Reasons to Study French web page by the Modern Languages Department at Cleveland State University
bullet2005 The Year of Languages- web site sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to celebrate The Year of Languages
bullet Le Grand Concours- information on the National French Contest
bulletBien Dit!- Online textbook and resources for French I and III (teacher-provided user name and password required).
bullet Quant à moi- companion site for the French IV conversation & composition textbook
bullet Trésors du Temps- the site for online chapter quizzes and enrichment activities for the French IV history textbook
bullet Course Descriptions:
bulletFrench I
bulletFrench III
bulletHonors French III
bulletFrench IV
bulletAP French Language & Culture
bullet The College Board- for information on the AP French Language and French Literature exams
bullet¡Exprésate!- Online textbook and resources for Spanish I (teacher-provided user name and password required).
bulletNetClassroom- Student grade and class information (Access code required).
bulletThe National Spanish Exam- information on the National Spanish Exam Cultural Services of the French Embassy including monthly listing of French movies on TV in the US
bullet Microsoft Reader and French-English Dictionary for Pocket PC and desktop PCs- to read e-book versions of Candide, l'École des femmes, Le Mariage de Figaro, Pierre et Jean, and Poetry
bullet2002 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad in Thailand and Vietnam- complete photo galleries
bulletNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards- web site for National Board Certification in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/World Languages Other than English

Introduction of NAACP Chairman of the Board Julian Bond at the Saint Ignatius High School Michael V. Kelley Distinguished Speaker Series, October 6, 2003


Video of Julian Bond Introduction (requires Microsoft Windows Media Series 9 Player)

bulletNational AP Scores for the French, Spanish, and German Language and Literature exams 1995-2000.
bulletEuro Bills and Coins- a guide to the new European currency to be circulated after January 1, 2002 (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). portal with links to sites streaming audio and video on the web
bullet portal with links to sites streaming audio and video on the web (most links require ISDN, DSL, Cable, or T1 connection)
bullet Choosing a New Language- 1999 broadcast of the MLA Radio Show What's the Word? on the myths and realities of language learning featuring Peter Hohendahl, Elaine Horwitz, and John Rassias.
bullet Learning a New Language- 1998 broadcast of the MLA Radio Show What's the Word? on the difficulties of learning a new language, different approaches to learning a new language, and language and culture featuring David T. Gies, Claire Kramsch, and Carmen Tesser.
bullet Currency Converter by, The Currency Site.
bulletLe Passé Composé et l'Imparfait in web-based or video formats.
bullet l'Invention de France- Audio/video presentation on French IV culture (with RealPlayer®) or view the HTML version of the presentation using Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.
bullet El pretérito y el imperfecto in HTML or RealVideo formats.
bullet Comparison of my students' grades before and after the WWW
bullet Student Technology Survey results (1996-2004)
bullet Faculty Technology Survey results (1997-2001)
bullet Adventure in Space (Aventure en Espace) Information on NASA's space shuttle in English and French.
bullet Eurodicautom- a web-based translation dictionary for Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Finnish
bulletEncarta Language Learning Online- Microsoft site containing resources, evaluation
bullet "A Tribute to Mr. Turner"- French III May 1998
Un moment d'humour
A video "tribute" by my French III students from May 1998 (Requires RealPlayer®).


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