Year Honored: 1995
At the time of the Award, George Beyer was:Teacher
Flathead High School
George Beyer, 1995 Montana State Teacher of the Year, teaches psychology to eleventh- and twelfth-graders at Flathead High School in Kalispell. The consistently superior performance demonstrated by the majority of his students in Advanced Placement Psychology Tests reflects the academic rigor of his classroom. Mr. Beyer believes, however, that insistence on academic excellence must occur in the context of moral and personal development. To this end, he has always encouraged his students to assist in special education projects and to become involved in Literacy Volunteers, a program that is designed to serve immigrant communities. For Mr. Beyer, there is no greater reward than the significant number of his students who have graduated from his class to careers in psychology, teaching and special education.