Turley’s path and interest to serving on the Board of Trustees began over 16 years ago. In that time, she has been involved in various school roles. Volunteering her time as PTO President at both the elementary and middle school levels, working as a guided reading instructor at the elementary level and serving on various advisory committees within Warsaw Community Schools. Elle states, “I have always held an interest in supporting WCS students however possible. When asked if I’d consider serving on the school board, it made sense as the next best way for me to support our great schools in this great community.”
Beyond School Board, Elle balances working full-time in marketing for SYM Financial Advisors and volunteering with Tri Kappa, CLCA and church. Turley names the other important parts of her calendar as, “attending many of my children’s events, playing tennis, gardening, boating and traveling with my family.”
Elle, along with her husband Troy, have been members of our community since the year 2000. A graduate of Elkhart Central High School in Elkhart, Indiana, she continued her education at Indiana University in Bloomington where she received her BS in Marketing and Telecommunications. Her children have always known Warsaw as home. Elle proudly volunteers, “It is hometown to our daughter and son who were both born in Warsaw, educated through Madison Elementary, Edgewood Middle School and now are both WCHS students.”
“Public schools are regulated by the state more than I imagined,” Turley admits. Since taking office, Elle has learned much about process and procedures for board work. She shares she was surprised that doing business takes much longer than expected because of procedures that must be adhered to throughout the process of each and every thing that is accomplished at WCS.
Elle continues to be impressed by the numerous people who serve Warsaw Community Schools. She specifically cites Dr. Hoffert as a key component to Warsaw’s success stating, “His heart for students, staff and community is genuine and his capacity is unmatched.” Adding to her list, “Our board. 7 members come from different professional backgrounds with different beliefs and understanding on many issues but all are committed to learn, grow and stay aligned for the good of WCS. “ And she concludes her list by naming, “ Our staff. Teachers, drivers and all staff in between display a heart and action for their students that is truly Warsaw special.” She highlights the quote “It takes a village…” and affirms, “We are one great village.”