For music educators - By music educators
Hello! My name is Stephen P. Forsythe, and I grew up in Anniston, Alabama. I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Jacksonville State University. My major was vocal/choral with an emphasis in piano. I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Ministry from Northwest Theological Seminary - Florida.
I moved to Central Florida with my wife in 2003 after teaching high school/middle school music for 2 years. I taught elementary music and oversaw technology at Poinciana Elementary School for four years.
In 2007, I moved to Mill Creek Elementary School in Kissimmee, Florida and have been teaching there ever since. I also oversaw technology before teaching music exclusively in 2009.
I have completed Orff Schulwerk Certification Levels 1 and 2. I am a member of the Central Florida Orff Chapter, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
I was named Poinciana Elementary School's Teacher of the Year in 2004 while I was teaching music there. I was also nominated for the FMEA Emerging Leader Award in 2004. My wife, Jennifer and I have two children Audrey and Austin. I was awarded the Gaylord Palms Osceola County Arts Teacher of the Year - Elementary in 2011.