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-- Eighth Grade Student

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  • Environmental Studies/P.E.

Mr. Forster was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and has been living in Northern Vermont for the last 12 years.  Mr. Forster is married and has two children: Ethan (11) and Emma (9).  He has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a Masters in Education from Portland State University (Oregon).  Mr. Forster has 15 years of teaching experience and has taught middle school science and math in area schools including Walden, Danville and St. Johnsbury School.


Before getting his teaching degree Mr. Forster worked and lived out west for ten years.  During that time he worked for the National Park Service as a ranger naturalist and firefighter.  He spent his free time adventuring in some of the wildest places in North America including Alaska, Montana, Utah and Arizona.


After meeting his wife, Dr. Dana Kraus, in Oregon, they spent six months living and working in a small village in Rural Nepal.  Tom helped build a school and helped train a young Nepali teacher while Dana worked at a small rural hospital.  Living in Nepal was a life changing experience for them.


Mr. Forster is especially excited to teach science in an outdoor setting at Stevens School and has already been working with students to build trails and set up an outdoor classroom.  Mr. Forster is a big outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, camping and skiing.