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Sister Johnellen Turner, OP

Administrator/Principal

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Sister Johnellen Turner, OP. is the Administrator/Principal of St. Catherine’s Academy. Since 2007, she has been responsible for the daily operations and instructional leadership of SCA. Her goal is to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe Catholic learning environment that meets the school’s mission and philosophy.  Sister Johnellen believes that each child brings his/her own gifts and challenges and we help each child to be the person they were meant to be and to be proud of that.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Immaculate Conception Academy and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.  Sister Johnellen is a huge fan of the Dodgers and was blessed with a beautiful family. 

"I live in gratitude each day for God’s love and direction."
- Sister Johnellen Turner, OP

Expertise Areas: History, Theology, Education, Administration

Year Started: 2007

Degrees: Masters in Pastoral Theology from Notre Dame University in Belmont, CA.;Bachelor of Arts in History from Holy Names College, Oakland;Certification or Masters Certification in Religion: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Diocese of Orange, Archdiocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland

Awards: Distinguished Principal of the Year Award - National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

Experience: Principal/Adminstrator: St. Catherine's Academy- Anaheim, CA;Principal: St. Edward- Newark, CA;Principal: St. Anthony- San Francisco, CA;Principal: Our Lady of Mount Carmel- Montecito, CA;Principal: St. Callistus- Garden Grove, CA;Teacher: St. Ignatius- Los Angeles, CA;Principal: St. Callistus- Garden Grove, CA;Principal: St. Elizabeth- Oakland, CA;Associate Superintendent: Diocese of Oakland, CA;Director of Sponsored Schools: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose- Fremont, CA