Mr. Turner grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University as well as his Bachelor of Education degree from Mount St. Vincent University, both located in Halifax. He received his degrees in 2006 and 2008 respectively, with a double major in History and English and a specialization in secondary education. Mr. Turner began his teaching career in Alberta where he spent six years teaching a myriad of subjects ranging from grades seven to twelve. During this time, he completed his Master of Education degree in leadership through the Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2015, Matthew began studying to complete his Doctor of Education degree through the University of Calgary. This venture was put on hold to pursue an opportunity in international education with CIEO in Guangzhou, China.