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Ms. Darchan Turner

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     I am so very proud to be part of Mrs.Cunningham's Room #7 family, and Big Lake Elementary.  I Look forward to teaching your student(s) in our reading and math centers.  It is a joy of mine to assist them as we also venture out to our specials such as Library, P.E. and Music.

     A little about Ms. Turner; I am one of Twelve children born and raised in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.  I graduated from Coon Rapids Senior High School.  After graduation, I ventured off on a trip of a lifetime to the Big Island of Hawaii, where I lived for five years.  Although I loved Hawaii, I missed family along with a change of seasons and chose to move to Big Lake, Alaska to be close to one of my sisters.  I attended UAA of Matanuska-Susitna Valley. I graduated with Assosiates of Applied Science, Accounting. I found teaching to be my true calling.  I have a daughter who went to Big Lake, Houston Middle, and Houston High. It was volunteering in my daughter's classroom and school that led me to be a Paraprofessional.

     I started my Paraprofessional career 17 years ago at Big Lake Elementary. After two years I was transferred to Houston Jr.,Sr. High until the two schools split when the new Houston High School was built. I stayed at Houston Middle School working in the Intensive Resource Life Skills Classroom. It was with great enthusiasm that I returned home to Big Lake Elementary four years ago in October.   

     I am a very proud grandmother to Miss Aria Mae Fuller , and we are awaiting the arrival of Sebastian Cross Fuller in October. I can't wait.