Matthew Kennedy became the principal of the Turner Sixth Grade Academy during the 2019-20 school year. He joined the Turner USD 202 team during the 2016-17 year and spent three years as a Curriculum Administrator at Midland Trail Elementary. Prior to that he was an instructional coach for one year, a fourth grade teacher for eight years, and a sixth grade teacher for one year. He received his Masters of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University and his bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University. He and his wife Julie have two children, Cooper and Reese. He enjoys watching both participate in extracurricular activities.