Patricia Turner, M.HR.

Professional Development Specialist & Senior Curriculum Writer

Patricia Turner, M.HR.

Professional Development Specialist & Senior Curriculum Writer

About Patricia Turner, M.HR.

Pat Turner serves the K20 center as a Professional Development Specialist & Curriculum Writer with a focus on PreK-6 instruction. She brings her experience and talents as a classroom, outdoor education, special education, and STEM teacher to the K20 center as she works to provide high quality teacher support across the state. She coaches and mentors’ teachers as they change their practice to become more inquiry-based and student-centered in their teaching. Pat has always had a strong interest and enjoyed teaching math and science. She recently served as a member of the early childhood science standards curriculum writing team and a revision editor for OSDE math standards. One of the most rewarding projects at the K20 center for Pat was working as a Primary Facilitator for the Central Oklahoma Rural Partnership for Science, which was funded by USDE. This project provided 68 teachers training in NGSS and helped to facilitate the development of 3- Dimensional Phenomena-based lessons. She currently is enjoying working with the Javits, OSDE Young Scholars Project, as they focus on creating lessons to support Oklahoma’s gifted learners. Additionally Pat enjoys working as a FOSS/Delta Education Consultant. She loves meeting teachers from different areas of the country, learning from those participants, and watching those Ah-Ha! moments when teachers realize how engaging science and math can be. Pat lives in Norman, Oklahoma and enjoys reading, painting, being outdoors and the fine arts.

Skills & Expertise

University of Oklahoma
M.HR., 2010
Human Relations and Counseling
Bluffton University of Ohio
B.A.
Elementary Education and Music Education

Program Affiliations