Phone: 919-499-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Secondary Science Education from North Carolina State University Master's of Education in Elementary Education from Campbell University K-12 Reading Specialist Certification

Mrs. Turnell

Hello Pirate Family!

My name is Sarah Turnell. I have called North Carolina home since I was four years old. I attended elementary, middle, and high school in Raleigh. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Science Education from North Carolina State University. I LOVED teaching Geology and Environmental Science but knew I wanted to teach younger children. So, I earned my Master of Education degree in Elementary Education from Campbell University. After teaching first grade in Harnett County for several years I earned my K-12 Reading License and became a Reading Recovery teacher. This year will be my 20th year in Harnett County and I am so excited to continue helping students discover their reading and writing abilities every day!   

My husband, Jeff, and I have been married for twenty years and have three beautiful children.  Katy and Jack are 16-year-old twins and Emily is fifteen. They all attend Western Harnett High School. Go Eagles!! Our family has two fur babies, Ruby, a four-year-old Bloodhound, and Harris, a 3-year-old Black Lab. Our home is messy, busy, and loud, but we love it! 

I am so looking forward to seeing students in our building this year!