I began my teaching career at Lowell in 2008, and have been here ever since. I teach junior AP English Language and Composition, and various junior/senior English electives, including Shakespeare, Epic & Myth, and American Literature. In addition to teaching English, I have also sponsored the 2013, 2014 and 2018 graduating senior classes, and after school clubs including: the Polynesian club (2010-2014), the Gentlemen’s club (2011), Domestic Violence Awareness club (2016-current), and the Filipino Martial Arts club (2016-current). As the former Academic Literacy teacher, I worked collaboratively with Adee Horn and the Peer Mentors to support freshmen success. As the Filipino & Pacific Islander Consultant for student support and success, I work with students, their families, and staff to support students of this demographic. I have also judged 8 Talent Shows, and participated in 3 Student-Faculty Basketball Games (where we totally defeat the Student team every time).
To say I’m competitive would truly be an understatement. I’ve always been passionate about performance- having a background in singing, dancing and acting. I love to play video games, and binge watch tv. I can be pretty active, but I’m also a devoted homebody.
Before becoming a sponsor, Shield and Scroll in my mind has been a cute little hat on the heads of a handful of hardworking students. As I’ve learned more about their service and dedication, I’m in awe and excited to work with amazing individuals who do so much for our community and I hope to support our officers to the best of my ability.
I love elephants- I’m sure you found this statement to be irrelephant. 🐘
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.