David Turpin, Team Leader

The Momentum Team is led by attorney turned educator David Turpin, who studied philosophy and Spanish at UCLA prior to earning a JD, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.  Since passing the Texas Bar, Turpin has wholly devoted himself to education, teaching a wide range of subjects at the Heritage School in Fredericksburg, Texas, subjects including American Government, Life of Christ, Rhetoric, Spanish, Speech, and the Senior Thesis. Turpin’s involvement in education transcends the traditional limits of the classroom, as he has led students on ten mission trips to locations in Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, has led students camping at the bottom of the Grand Canyon as well as ascending the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, co-leads a leadership fellowship, has stood as a groomsman in the wedding of a former student, has officiated the wedding of another, and has created an SAT boot camp course, a one-week equipping class with proven results: graduates of the 2014 boot camp earned an SAT score change, on average, of plus 122 points. 

When not in the classroom, David can be found unsuccessfully attempting to corral his three exuberant children at the local farmer’s market, coaxing his wife Katie into a game of tennis, or scouring the pages of inordinately geeky yet life-giving books such as The Talent Code, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, How Children Succeed, or Getting Things Done.