John Turner

Head of School

John is the Head of School, coming to Heronfield with 26 years experience working with middle school students. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Dartmouth College, and he also holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration. He began his teaching career at Severn School near Annapolis, Maryland, starting as a young middle school teacher before taking on other leadership roles, eventually serving as the school’s Academic Dean. For the last ten years, John was the Head of Middle School at Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut, introducing and supporting initiatives in authentic and collaborative learning experiences, social emotional wellness, and restorative justice. John’s family includes his wife, Elisa and their children – Holden (21), Graley (18), and Egan (15) – and they enjoy playing games and exploring the outdoors, especially visiting National Parks.