Dr. Alan Penrose is in his fifth year as the principal of Turner High School. Before coming to Turner, he was an administrator in the North Kansas City School District and Dean of Students at Northwest Middle School in USD 500. Alan's first teaching job was with high risk inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility. He taught high school business at Don Bosco Charter High School and Winnetonka High School followed by Language Arts at Antioch Middle School. Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Education from Rockhurst University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. Prior to his career in education, Alan worked in television news as a photographer and reporter.
In his spare time, Dr. Penrose enjoys spending time with is family and coaching his kids' sports teams.
Phone number: (913)288-3300
Dr. Ben Sutherlin is the Activities Director as well as one of the Turner High School Assistant Principals. He has been in education since 2005 and has held positions as a Special Education Para, Special Education Teacher, Math Teacher, Social Studies Teacher and English Teacher. Dr. Sutherlin earned his Bachelor's in Education from the University of Central Missouri, his Master's in Special Education from the University of Kansas, and his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Baker University.
Dr. Frankie Lizar is an assistant principal and Freshman Academy administrator. Prior to becoming a proud Golden Bear in the fall of 2012, Frankie was an assistant high school principal in southwest Kansas and she also served as an instructional coach and English teacher at the middle school and high school levels. Frankie graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, two master's degrees in Education with an emphasis in teaching English as a second language with administration, and specialist in educational leadership. She is currently working on her educational doctorate. Frankie prides herself in being a Washburn Ichabod, an Emporia Hornet, a Pittsburg Gorilla, and now an Arkansas Razorback.
Mr. Steve St. Louis is the Associate Principal. Before coming to Turner he was the Director of Special Education in North Kansas City and a building principal for 15 years prior to that. He is a University of Missouri-Columbia grad with a degree in Special Education. He earned his Master's and Ed Specialist degrees in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has held many roles in his career, serving as a high school Special Education Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and the Director of Special Education. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife Allison, their six kids, and grandson.