Bret is a writer and musician who taught elementary school for eight years. Turner earned his B.A. in linguistics from Pomona College and his M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of the Pacific in partnership with the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute. Turner writes about education and parenting and records and performs kids’ music. He lives with his wife, Jessica (a fellow elementary-school teacher); their two kids, Alice and Louie; and their three-legged dog.