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John Forbes

Email: johnforbes@me.com

Professional Experience: Physics/Math high school teacher; District Technology Coordinator; Research and Assessment Analyst; Vice-Principal, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

Personal Experience: Illustrator; musician

Scholarly Interests: Formative Assessment; Integrated Project-Based Instruction; Technology

Job Awards: Employee of the Month (Fresno USD)

Publications: How We Reinvented the High School Experience; Educational Leadership. Forbes and Saunders, May 2008; The Way and Stay (Attraction and Retention) of Newly Appointed Urban Teachers: A Public Relations Concern. Journal of School Public Relations, (In press)

Recommended Reading: Good to Great, by Jim Collins; It's Not About the Coffee, by Howard Behr

Favorite Music: Jazz

Home Church: Grace Mennonite, Morton, IL

Family Info: Wife, Brenda, and two boys

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-10

What Matters: Investing in others

Pet Peeves: Debates about whether Macs or PCs are better

Subject Expertise: Educational Technology; Data and Assessment; Action Research; Integrated Curriculum

Education: Ed.D.

Home town: Peoria, IL

What I Like About FPU: Location and great staff

Significant Influence: My dad, Rev. David Forbes