ABOUT MR. TURNER
Mr. Turner has been a teacher at Lee’s Summit West High School since 2007. A product of the Lee’s Summit school district (graduating from LSN in 2001), he returned to the district after graduating from Missouri State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. In 2012 he graduated from UCM with his Masters of Arts (MA) degree in History.
He currently teaches multiple history classes including IB History 11, Advanced American History and Modern Global Issues. He has previously taught World History, Non-Western History, Origins of Western Civilization, American Government and Sociology.
In 2014, Mr. Turner married the love of his life, Ashley. Ashley specializes in Family and Consumer Sciences and also teaches at Lee's Summit West. Ashley is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Education.
Mr. Turner is an avid traveler and has been blessed to see some amazing places. His current country count is up to 17 (not including the US, although certain states seem pretty foreign) and includes exotic locales such as China, Egypt and Costa Rica.
Mr. Turner has previously served as a part of the LSW boys basketball program since volunteering with the varsity squad during his 2006 student teaching and served as the freshman boys B team coach from 2007 to 2013. During that time his teams posted an overall record of 88-33 including an undefeated season (20-0) in 2008 and a 14-7 record for the 2012-2013 season.
He became the boys and girls cross country assistant varsity coach in 2008 when both squads won state titles. He has remained the girls cross country varsity assistant since that time, including during their consecutive 5 state title run (2007-2011) and their 4th place finish in 2012.
In 2012 Mr. Turner joined the LSW boys tennis team as the varsity assistant coach. That year the boys posted an impressive 11-1 record and a successful individual showing at state. Since that time, LSW has sent at least a singles player or a doubles team to the State championships held in Springfield, MO.
While Mr. Turner has enjoyed his experience in coaching, his primary focus has and will remain on the classroom. Recognizing sports are an important part of the high school experience, it remains an extracurricular activity and secondary to excellence in the classroom.
Mr. Turner's best bud is a 150 lb yellow lab named Jack. Jack's favorite activities include sleeping, eating, sleeping, walks, sleeping, throwing laundry up into the air and sleeping.