John Forsyth came to his current position as world affairs, government and videography teacher at Lander Valley High School in Lander after a successful career in law and finance, bringing with him intellectual curiosity coupled with a passion for teaching and learning. During the presidential campaigns, Mr. Forsyth’s curriculum mirrored the political process, with students drafting platforms and running their own campaigns. As sponsor of the Close-Up program, he and his senior students visited Washington, D.C., and the debate team he recently started won a state championship. The Tiger News, a news show by Mr. Forsyth’s videography students that includes student-created commercials and features on issues of school and community interest, airs twice weekly on the local access channel and at school. In addition to publishing more than a dozen articles on education, Mr. Forsyth co-authored the Montana State Language Arts Curriculum Guide and the National Standards for English/Language Arts.
1974 Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A.