Michael Turf holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from California State University, Long Beach. He earned his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science and began his Master's in History studies at California State University, Chico. Mr. Turf is dedicated to engaging his students of all learning styles with lessons that are rigorous, relevant, and personal. He also lays the foundation for a safe, encouraging, and student-centered learning environment, in which his students can learn, grow, and leave each class period with a sense of achievement and success.
Mr. Turf has 8 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level and has held titles such as GATE Coordinator, ASB Advisor, Gay-Straight Alliance/Safe Zone Club Advisor, Academic Decathlon Coach, and CJSF Advisor. Mr. Turf has been honored with recognitions such as the Northern California Center for Tolerance and Non-Violence Stand-Out Teacher Award, the Durham Unified School District Teacher of the Year Award in Northern California, and the Santa Ana Unified School District Teacher of the Year Award. Currently, Mr. Turf teaches AP World History, Modern World History, and Health at California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley.