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Tristen Turnis

Classes taught at DCS:  3rd & 4th Grade REading, English, Math, Spelling, Science, Social Studies, Bible, Art, and P.E.


Position description at DCS: 3rd & 4th Grade


Professional and Educational Background: First year teacher! During college I worked as a Preschool Assistant Teacher and Summer Program Coordinator.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Middle School K-8 and Special Education K-12 with an endorsement in K-12 Classroom Technology


Family: Husband- Drew Turnis

 Parents- Wayne and Candy Scherr

Siblings- Marty and Tresa Nygren and kids: Nolan, Mason, Logyn

Trevor and Rachael Scherr and kids: Tarek, Tyla, Bella


Childhood and Family Background: Grew up in Wagner, SD and graduated from Wagner Community School


Church Life: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Wagner, SD

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church; Platte, SD


Life Outside of DCS: 

  • Spending time with family, friends, and significant other: Drew Turnis
  • Being outside
  • Golfing


Why I Teach at DCS: I am compassionate about children. I love being able to bring God in any area of academics. I also love being apart of the fenerous community at DCS.