Forgerty shares expertise on Tennessee education

Posted on: November 8, 2013

TWC graduate students recently had the opportunity to discuss changes in Tennessee education with State Representative John Forgety.

Graduate students in Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership (MSCL) program recently had the opportunity to discuss changes in Tennessee education with State Representative John Forgety, who traveled to the TWC campus to speak with their class. Dr. Forgety of Athens represents District 23, which is composed of McMinn County and parts of Monroe County. Among his many legislative duties, he serves as Vice-Chair of the House Education Committee, which examines legislation that is driving educational changes in Tennessee.
 
TWC’s MSCL students talked with Dr. Forgety regarding many educational hot topics including the switch to Common Core State Standards, new assessment measures for students, and teacher compensation issues. Dr. Forgety has been a teacher and is formerly the Director of McMinn County Schools. His expertise gives him a clear understanding of the education system and allowed him to provide insightful analysis to TWC’s graduate students on these issues. The students also enjoyed learning about other important issues that will be facing the Tennessee Legislature in the coming session.
 
Speakers such as Dr. Forgety are part of TWC’s efforts to provide the most up-to-date information in the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership program of study. This advancement degree includes coursework in curriculum leadership, finance and policies, educational partnerships, and action research techniques. New cohorts are planned to begin in January and June 2014. For more information, visit http://www.twcnet.edu/academics/graduate-programs.