TMS Welcomes Our New 2019-2020 Staff
Jason Hooker, 6th grade Literacy
I am HONORED and THRILLED to call myself a part of the Turner Dragon Family! I've been teaching for 13 years, 11 of those in the Berthoud community teaching 4th and 5th grade at Ivy Stockwell Elementary. By moving up to 6th grade, I hope to support new 6th graders as they transition into middle school. I look forward to working with my 6th grade teaching team and the entire Turner Staff to provide a learning environment where every student feels like a "PRO." Outside of school, I am fortunate to have married my high school sweetheart and chase after two beautiful daughters, ages two and six. This past summer we enjoyed our first road trip up the California Coast and into Oregon...Spending three weeks in a camper together really proves your love for one another! You can often find us playing at the local parks, but when life is a little quieter, we love having lazy movie nights at home together. Thank you for making me feel welcome at Turner!
Cory Kness, PE/FACS
I have been a teacher for a total of 15 years in public education. I love encouraging my students and pushing them toward a life of confidence. I have 4 children and have been married now for 25 years.
Alex Knueven – 8th grade Science
I graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio, majoring in Biology and then completed my student teaching here at Turner last year. I enjoy spending my time outside, shooting photos, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and listening to music. Before moving to Colorado I lived in Florida and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so I do also enjoy the beach and rooting for my hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Alyssa Marchiori – 7th grade Social Studies
I was born and raised in Iowa but moved to Breckenridge, Colorado in 7th grade. I moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU, where I graduated from in May of 2019. I enjoy nature walks, yoga, and playing with my puppy. When I have free time, you can find me working on my cooking skills, singing along to my favorite songs, or forcing people to play Monopoly with me. Most importantly, I am beyond excited to be working in Turner Middle School with the 7th grade team this year! Go Dragons!
Travis Matkin, SRO
Hi Everyone! Thank you for the warm welcome here at TMS! I have been with the Sheriff's Office for almost 20 years and am a Rookie at being an SRO. When I am not working, I enjoy being active with my family outdoors. I definitely enjoy sports (Go Blue!) and keep active coaching my children's sports.
Gail Schumacher, Registrar
I was born and raised in Wisconsin and therefore have to be a Green Bay Packers fan, Go Pack Go! I graduated from college with a degree in Business Administration a few years ago. I have lived in Berthoud for the past 16 years with my husband, three kids and two cats. I love to read, scrapbook, cross-stitch, walk, play volleyball and softball, volunteer at my church, and just hang out with my family. I am excited to be part of the team at Turner and look forward to helping students as best as I can.
Howard Webb – Art
I have lived in Fort Collins for about the past 30 years, but I originally come from a little farming town in Missouri. I enjoy a lot of the typical Colorado pursuits such as fly fishing, hiking, camping, and taking long naps in my hammock. I spend most of my free time with my wife Carol, my 10-year-old daughter Matilda, and my Newdle dog Cosmo. I love making and teaching art of many different types, but I paint and draw most frequently these days. I feel privileged to be working with the dedicated staff and the wonderful students here at Turner Middle School.
Katie Youngblood – ILC Math
I am so excited to begin my 17th year of teaching in a new state! My family and I moved to Colorado from Georgia in June and have loved every minute. I'm also a mom, wife, Netflix junkie, wannabe photographer, and English bulldog lover. When not teaching, you can find me at my children's sporting events or eating chips and salsa at Hays Market.