Colonial Beach School Superintendent Dashan Turner Announces Resignation

In a message to school staff Superintendent Dashan Turner posted a letter on the schools community facebook page announcing his resignation.
In his letter he wrote;
Dear CBPS Families
I am writing to inform the school community that I tendered my resignation as Superintendent of Schools effective October 30th, 2021. It has been a great honor to serve the CBPS community over the last three years. I have truly enjoyed working with the teachers, students, and staff of CBPS. Your work, dedication, and commitment have been nothing short of amazing. Your grit and determination are the primary reasons we have worked through the challenges of this pandemic as a team. I am very appreciative of the CBPS community for your support during my tenure. During the pandemic, you were a model of #drifterpride, and I am forever grateful.
I am proud of all of the accomplishments that have taken place during my tenure, and I wish the school community nothing but the best.
Dashan Turner Ed.D

Turner has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for Arlington Public Schools. He will begin his appointment on Nov 1, 2021.

Turner started working for Colonial Beach School system in June of 2018.

Dashan Turner, New Colonial Beach Superintendent

Colonial Beach School Board announced in June 2018, that Dashan Turner had been hired as the new Superintendent for Colonial Beach Schools after holding a special meeting. 

Mr. Turner is married to Candace Turner and they have 4 children.  

Turner served as the Director of Administrative Services for King George County Public Schools from 2015 to 2018. Turner also served as a physical education teacher and coach for six years. 

Turner was Principal of Washington District Elementary School from 2009 – 2012, then moved on to Principal of Washington and Lee High School from 2014 to 2015 before moving on to Director of Administrative   Services for King George Schools.   


Among his many accomplishments Turner helped bring the school board and council members together and encouraged harmony between the two groups.

Photo by Linda Farneth: Dashan Turner and wife Candice Turner pose with School Board members, in June of 2018 when he was first appointed to the position of Colonial Beach School’s Superintendent. In back from left to right Patrice Lyburn, Michelle Payne, Chairman Tim Trivett, Scott Foster and Vicki Roberson.

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