My name is Rosaland Turner and I am the Principal at Hawking STEAM Charter School 1. In my role as the leader of the school I will work to improve the academic and social emotional curriculum of the school, collaborate with the staff to help facilitate professional learning and school improvement initiatives, and coordinate building operations and daily routines.I am committed to working with teachers and families to provide the type of learning environment where all students can find success. 


I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University in Norfolk, VA. I also received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. I have served as a teacher in Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, and California for grades Pre-K through 6th grade. I have been an Administrator going on fours years and my administrative career have all taken place at the elementary level and middle school levels with Preschool - 8th grade students. I am originally from Lake Charles, LA and I am the youngest of 5 children. I am married and have 5 wonderful young children. I believe that education is the key to the success of our nation and communities. During my free time I enjoy reading, watching movies, bowling, and spending time with my family.


Our next Coffee with the Principal is scheduled for Thursday, November 5th.  Zoom link will be posted soon.