J. Monty Worth grew up in New York City. After high school, he spent a year studying in Japan and then studied politics at Yale, where he took on the nickname Monty. After graduation, he joined Teach For America and taught in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for two years. Then he did a master's in education at Stanford and was hired by SFUSD. He taught at Thurgood Marshall for two years and came to Lowell in 1998.
Mr. Worth is currently teaching US History and Government, but he has taught all the other required classes (World History, Economics) as well as AP European History and AP Government.
Mr. Worth is married and has two children, ages seven and ten who attend the Lycee Français de San Francisco. He got a sabbatical in 2016-17 and moved the whole family to a small town in France. Mr. Worth doesn't drink coffee, but is addicted to rock climbing, (MIssion Cliffs at least twice a week), politics, the New York Times and the New Yorker magazine. He also loves to travel, to hike, exercise, scuba dive and speak other languages: French, Spanish and Japanese. He adores San Francisco. He has siamese toes, but that doesn't help him to swim.