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Dr. T. Celeste Turner

Greetings Chickasaw Middle School Community!


I am Dr. T. Celeste Turner and I am honored to serve as principal of Chickasaw Middle! I am so excited to be returning to Chickasaw after serving as assistant principal from 2007-2011. I have worked for Memphis City/Shelby County Schools 25 years. I served nine years as a classroom teacher, two years as an instructional facilitator, and 13 years as an assistant principal. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of TN at Chattanooga, Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis, and Educational Specialist and Doctoral Degrees from Union University. I had the awesome opportunity to participate in the Shelby County Schools’ Principal Pipeline Leadership Program last year.

My philosophy of education is grounded in the education of the “whole child” while working to increase students’ academic success. I am honored to work with the Chickasaw Middle faculty and staff, and I am committed to upholding high standards for academic achievement as we continue to build on all the successes of the school. I look forward to meeting all parents and students as we work together to help ensure the academic and social needs of students are met.

As we adjust to the impact and changes due to COVID 19, I want to ensure you that student safety is extremely important to me. The faculty and staff will adhere to all guidelines outlined by the CDC and school district. I encourage you to regularly check the Shelby County Schools District webpage at scsk12.org for the S. A. F. E. Re-Entry Plan and district updates.

I hope that you and your families are during well during this pandemic! Remember to check the Shelby County Schools website for district updates regarding COVID 19 and the meal program for students.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you and your students soon!