• Ed Turner, District 9

    Ed Turner

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    Term Began 2024
    Term Expires 2027

    District 9-South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

    Born and raised in the heart of South Dallas, Ed Turner is a devoted and dedicated family man who is passionate about advocating for the transformation of the educational system in Dallas ISD.

    His journey is a testament to the transformative power of education.

    Ed finds strength and inspiration in his faith as an active member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church.

    His faith plays a vital role in his choice to leave behind a successful career in finance to become a community organizer, working tirelessly to encourage parental involvement in the same area where he grew up.

    Beyond his advocacy work, Edward is a devoted father to 13-year-old Kendall, who is an eighth-grade honor student at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy.

    His family values are deeply rooted in his mission to create a better educational environment for all children.

    Edward is an unwavering advocate for parents and believes that their voices should be heard. He understands that parents are a critical part of the educational equation and is devoted to ensuring their concerns and ideas are taken seriously.

    He worked hand in hand with principals, teachers, community partners, and, most importantly, parents and children. He knows real change happens when all stakeholders come together to support our schools. Edward's commitment goes beyond his work as an advocate.

    Edward currently mentors fifth graders at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, providing them with guidance and inspiration to succeed academically and in life.


  • District 9 Schools/ Escuelas del Distrito 9


    Elementary Schools/Primarias

    • W.A. Blair
    • Rufus C. Burleson
    • Adelfa Botello Callejo
    • Frederick Douglass
    • Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center
    • Henry B. Gonzalez Personalized Learning Academy
    • Frank Guzick
    • Eduardo Mata Montessori
    • Sylvia Mendez CREW Leadership Academy
    • Joseph J. Rhoads Early Learning Center
    • Charles Rice Learning Center
    • Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson
    • Edna Rowe
    • San Jacinto
    • Ascher Silberstein
    • C.A. Tatum Jr.
    • H.S. Thompson
    • Urban Park

    Middle Schools/Secundarias

    • E.B. Comstock
    • Billy Earl Dade
    • Ignite
    • Harold Wendell Lang Sr.
    • Piedmont Global Academy
    • Ann Richards STEAM

    Multi-Level Schools/Escuelas Multinivel

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy
    • Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
    • J.P. Starks

    High Schools/Preparatorias

    • CityLab
    • Lincoln
    • Lincoln Humanities/Communications Magnet
    • James Madison
    • Skyline
    • Booker T. Washington HSPVA

  • The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression or any other basis protected by law in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    If you suspect discrimination please contact:  Orlando Gallegos, Title IX, at (972) 581-4230; Thomesa Brodnax, Title VII, at (972) 925-5316; Erin Y. Gracey, Section 504, at (972) 581-4238; Diedrae Bell-Hunter, Americans with Disabilities Act, at (972) 925-4003; or Employee Relations at (972) 925-4026. General questions about the district should be directed to Customer Service at (972) 925-5555. En español