Kristin Turner is the superintendent of the Paloma Elementary School District and the president of the Arizona Rural Schools Association. She received her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As superintendent of the Paloma Elementary School District, Kristin has led the district through many school improvement processes. The single-site LEA has started a 5-star preschool, was the first district in the state to earn the distinction of an Early Awareness College and Career District, and was named the 2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield School of the Year.
Kristin has also been very active in the Arizona Rural Schools Association. She has held a position on the executive board of the Arizona Rural Schools Association since 2015.