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New principal named for Turnberry Elementary

Photo of Turnberry Principal Abby Nylander

Current Turnberry Assistant Principal Abby Nylander is the school's new principal.

Nylander has spent the majority of her educational career at Turnberry, starting as a first-grade teacher in 2013 then transitioning to a dean of students role in 2016 and her most recent role as assistant principal in 2018.

“Mrs. Nylander brings a strong knowledge of Turnberry, care for students, growth mindset, and focus on the Thinking Classroom making her an ideal fit to lead our school into its next chapter of success,” said Executive Director of Schools Brett Minne. “Her passion for education, dedication to student growth, and innovative leadership style stood out among a pool of highly-qualified candidates.

Nylander earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in teaching from the University of Northern Colorado where she also completed a K-12 principal licensure program. 

She fills the role of current principal Kate Pelton who will move to another district elementary school for the coming school year.

She begins her new role at Turnberry July 1, 2024.