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Turner valedictorian returns as a teacher

       The sense of humor and passion for numbers stand out when Kane Berger is in front of a classroom filled with students not much younger than him. The Class of 2017 valedictorian from Turner College and Career High School (TCCHS) returned home as an algebra I teacher this school year after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University. He is the first Turner graduate to return as part of the school’s faculty.

       Opened in the fall of 2013, TCHHS focuses on offering students the opportunity to not only participate in dual credit programs and receive vocational training, but also learn the value of hard work and persistence.

       “I really like getting to interact with the teachers who I appreciated so much and see the school from a different perspective,” Berger said. “I’m proud to be back at the school that truly helped me grow and reach my dreams. I am also hopeful to help Railcats do the same for their future.”

       Prior to joining Turner’s team, Berger served as an aide at Pearland High School. When asked what made him want to go into education, the answer is inspiring.

       “I’ve known since I was ten that I had a passion for helping people learn and I always wanted a career that I could make a difference in,” he said. “The look of ‘Oh, I get it now!’ in a student’s eyes when they finally understand a subject that has been hard for them is what inspires me the most.”

       Berger is excited to be back at his alma mater, and is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work.  

       “The motto that will guide me as an algebra teacher at Turner is vision without action is a daydream.”