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  • Dr. Jeff McDaniel, Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Jeff McDaniel was born in a rural Midwest farming town raised by his mother and father. His father had a military and blue collar background and his mother stayed at home raising him and his one brother. He graduated in 1982 and attended Northwest Missouri State University: whereby, he obtained a B.S. in Education in 1986.


    Dr. McDaniel married in 1986 and moved to Northwest Georgia. he immediately obtained employment as a teacher. In 1994, He began working on advanced educational degrees at the State University of West Georgia; whereby, he obtained a M.Ed in Educational Leadership in 1995 and obtained an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership in 1997. In 1999, he obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia. His Thesis: An Attitudinal Measurement of Fifth Grade Intact and Single-Parent Student Perceptions of Teacher Caring.


    Throughout his tenure as an educator, he has been a high school Math Teacher, Assistant Rrincipal, Principal, Vocational Director, School Improvement Director, Executive Director of Curriculum Services, Chief of Academics, Superintendent and currently serves as Superintendent of Turner County Schools.


    Dr. McDaniel leads a simple life devoted to his wonderful wife, Lee, who he has been married to for 29 wonderful years and his two children, Haiden and Ben, both of whom attend college in South Georgia. He is grounded in family, humbled in faith, and a servant to his career as an educator.


Our Beliefs

  • School staffs achieve success when they communicate, collaborate, and cooperate.
  • Strong partnerships among families, communities, and schools lead to unlimited options for students upon their graduation.
  • Safe, orderly, and supportive school environments are essential to student success.
  • Every student is important, has different needs, and can become college or career ready.
  • Great results occur when dedicated teachers, motivated students, and engaged parents share high expectations.

Our Vision

  • Turner County Schools: Challenging and supporting our students in every school, every classroom, every day.

Our Mission

  • In partnership with our families and community, Turner County Schools will provide high quality educational experiences that lead to student success in college and careers.

Welcome to the Turner County School District website. I hope that this site will serve to provide you with an important link to our school system, its employees, and the resources we offer. It is our desire to make this site a valuable source of information for our teachers, students, parents, and community. The Turner County School District has been a leader in implementing technology and school improvement initiatives in Georgia for many years. We strive to continue this leadership role today, by providing our administrators, teachers, staff, and students with access to the most effective resources available and providing the necessary training to allow them to take full advantage of these available resources. This website is part of our school improvement effort.

The Turner County Board of Education is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience possible to Turner County's most valuable resource, its children. We welcome your input into this process. Please feel free to contact me, or other school personnel via email or phone to discuss your ideas or concerns regarding the school system and the services we provide. I know that working together, we can insure that Turner County's children are provided the best instruction, by the best teaching faculty in the safest environment possible. They deserve no less.

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Turner County Schools

423 North Cleveland Street

Ashburn, GA 31714


Fax 229-567-3285