Megan Turner is a zealous family and education advocate. Her career in education spans over a decade working across the District of Columbia, specifically birth to five and K-12. Her professional experience spans across a multitude of entities. She has served in the federal government at the National Institutes of Health, an executive assistant of a DC charter school system, an academic specialist for a local education company; through her time as an academic specialist working with K12 students across the District, she was connected to her purpose in education; early childhood education. She transitioned into early learning in 2019 and has made it her mission to connect families to and navigate resources, programs and opportunities in early learning. Working directly within the DC communities, Megan has served as an Early Head Start Home Visitor, Family Advocate and Family Engagement Program Manager across two local non-profit organizations. She eventually made the transition to early learning systems level work, working as the DC Pre-k Enhancement and Expansion Program (PKEEP) Manager in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Office and currently is serving at a Consulting Manager on the consulting team at Start Early, an early learning organization dedicated to impacting early learning, nationally.
Megan is dedicated to ensuring parent and community voice are heard and that all children and families have equitable access to birth to five early care and family supports. The depth of her early learning and community engagement experience spans Early Head Start/Head Start, home visiting, tutoring, family engagement, program creation and implementation. She is passionate about being connected to her local community. Megan is the newly elected board member of It Takes a Village Collaborative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Bowie State University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Trinity Washington University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership from Morgan State University. Megan enjoys operating in the creative spaces of fashion and beauty, as a stylist.