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Secondary school educator , writer

Paul A. Foerster, American secondary school educator, writer. Recipient Presidential award for excellence in mathematics teaching, 1983, Trinity University prize for excellence in teaching, 1982.


Foerster, Paul A. was born on June 4, 1935 in Birmingham, England. Son of Adolph W. and Gladys H. Foerster.


Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, University Texas at Austin, 1952—1957. Teaching certified, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1961. Master of Arts in mathematics, University Texas at Austin, 1966—1967.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Austin College, 1985.


Ranch hand (summers) Cibolo Ranch, Sutherland Springs, Texas, 1951—1954. Chemical engineer E.I. du Pont, Victoria, 1956. Engineering duty officer United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion, Washington, 1957—1961.

Educational researcher United States Weather Bureau, San Antonio, 1962. Chemical engineer Louis Koenig Research, 1969—1970. Mathematics teacher Alamo Heights High School, since 1961.

Technology advisory committee (steering committee) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1984—1986. Local arrangements chairman National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, 1985. Program chairman National Council of Teachers of Mathematics San Antonio Meeting, 1978, general chairman, 70, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Cosponsored Meeting, 1966.

Speaker in field, since 1963. Member Texas State Textbook Committee, 1968—1969. Reader College Board Advanced Placement Exams, 1969—1977.

Member College Board Mathematics Examining Committee, 1969—1975, Annual High School Mathematics Examination Committee, 1987—1992. Local arrangements advisory National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, 2003. Lieutenant, senior grade United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1961, Washington, District of Columbia.



  • Other Interests

    Gardening, reading, astronomy, photography, scuba diving.


Married Peggy M Foerster, March 20, 1994. Stepchildren: J Scott McCaskill, Cristin Lea McCaskill. Married Jo Ann Foerster, February 2, 1957 (deceased May 1993).

Children: David Paul, Holly A Kramaley, Barbara Jill Clark.

Adolph W.

Gladys H. Foerster

Peggy M Foerster

Jo Ann Foerster

J Scott McCaskill Foerster

Cristin Lea McCaskill Foerster

David Paul Foerster

Holly A Kramaley Foerster

Barbara Jill Clark Foerster