Phone: (910) 455-2211 ext. 71231


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Frances Turner

Mrs. Frances Turner began serving as the Director of Onslow County School’s Exceptional Children Department in July of 2021. She brings to the position a broad range of experience having worked with children who have special needs and their families in various capacities.  She began her teaching career as an Adaptive and Occupational Course of Study Teacher. Through the years she has been an Occupational Course of Study, Resource, and Inclusion Teacher as well as a Lead EC Teacher and an Exceptional Children’s Program Coach. As an administrator, Mrs. Turner has served for the past several years as a high school Assistant Principal. 

Frances was born in the Swansboro-Belgrade area and comes from a deep-seated Onslow County family. She is married to her high school sweetheart, a Disabled Army Veteran of several tours to OEF/OIF, and they have two children who attend Onslow County Schools.  Frances’ experiences with her family have been instrumental in her understanding on a personal level what it means to meet challenges in a new way, better understand how huge even the smallest victory in learning can be, and how to embrace being an advocate and champion for a special needs child.  

Frances’ steadfast belief in servant leadership, compassion, and resiliency have been key to her decision-making and successes in life and continue to be instrumental in her mission to support ALL students and their families.  She encourages those with concerns or questions to reach out to her anytime. 


Salem College – Bachelor of Arts - Special Education
Liberty University – Master of Arts - Educational Leadership 

Professional Affiliations and Appointments
Delta Kappa Gamma – Upsilon Chapter
Salem College Alumni Board of Directors – Vice-President 

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools – Adaptive & Occupational Course of Study Teacher
US-Army Garrison Warner Barracks – Germany – Inclusion Teacher
Onslow County Schools – Northside High School – Occupational Course of Study Teacher, Resource, and Inclusion Teacher
Onslow County Schools – Northside High School - Lead EC Teacher
Onslow County Schools – EC Program Coach
Onslow County Schools – Richlands High School – Assistant Principal