Tom Turner wants to do his part to live in a world filled with innovative and relevant instructional practices that allow learners to succeed in a progressive society. He believes access to high-quality STEM education for all students is a worthy way to get this done. As an educator for the last 20 years, Tom has worked as a classroom teacher, Principal, and Director of Instruction. In his current role with the Orange County Department of Education, he regularly interacts with classroom teachers, site administrators, and district leadership in implementing STEM professional learning and program development. He also is a member of the Board for Discovery Cube Orange County and supports grants from the National Science Foundation. When he is not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife (Crystal) and two children (Troy and Quinn). Tom and his family live in Trabuco Canyon, California.