Dr. Forrest has been in secondary education since 1992. He currently teaches at a grades 7-12 school in Southern California. His subjects include ELD, Reading, Creative Writing, Beginning Drama, and Exit Exam Intervention.
Constructivist, Natural Language Acquisition, Collaborative/Cooperative
Bilingual Teachers Succeeding Together District Award-Riverside County Office of Education; Teacher of the Year 2012: West Shores High School; Tommy Trojan Award: Exemplifying Education Principles of PDK-USC; Leadership in Biliteracy District Honoree:San Diego County Office of Education; Keepers of the Light: Leadership in Professional Development-Escondido Union High School District; Outstanding Graduate - San Diego State University, College of Education, Policy Studies; District Teacher of the Year - Elfrida Elementary School District
Ed.D. - Teacher Leadership: Walden University; M.A. - Language and Cross-cultural Education: San Diego State University; B.A. - English Teaching and Social Sciences: Grand Canyon University
You may read some of Scott's published works including: (2010, October). Making Sense of Exit Exam Policies: A Phenomenological Study of English Language Development Teachers. Doctoral Study: Walden University. (2010, January). Achieving Student-Centered Success on the High School Exit Exam: Five Components of an Effective Remediation Program. The CATESOL Journal. (2006, October). Three Foci of an Effective High School generation 1.5 literacy program. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 50(2), 106-112. (2004, September/October). Implications of No Child Left Behind on family literacy in a multicultural community. The Clearing House, 78(1),41-45. (2003, May). The effects of an extensive reading program on the reading comprehension of high school English language learners. M.A. Thesis: San Diego State University. (September/October, 2002). Reading the world: Integrating geography in an English language learner literacy program. Journal of Geography, 101,191-198.