The AMSA Voice

Steven Smyth


Mr. Smyth, an English teacher at AMSA for the past seven years, is The AMSA Voice adviser and executive editor. He currently teaches Journalism, AP Language and Composition, American Literature, Shakespeare, and Literature to Film. Before becoming a teacher, he was a reporter for the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, Calif., and a freelance writer.


He worked primarily as a sports reporter and served as the Stanford University beat writer for the Times from 1994 to 2000. He also was the newspaper's golf writer and backup beat writer for the San Jose Sharks for two years. Mr. Smyth had the pleasure of covering such events as the Final Four, the Rose Bowl, the College World Series, golf's U.S. Open, and the Stanley Cup playoffs during his career. Counted among his favorite memories are interviews with Willie Mays, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and actors Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, and Bill Murray.


Mr. Smyth loves teaching and sharing his passion for journalism and literature with students. His favorite works include the plays Hamlet, King Lear, and Death of a Salesman and the novels Blood Meridian, The Sound and the Fury, and The Great Gatsby. A lifelong cineaste, his favorite film is Citizen Kane.


Steven Smyth, Executive editor

Mar 22, 2017
Dr. Lewis is the best, maybe only, man for the job (Media)
Feb 15, 2017
Dr. Lewis named AMSA’s acting executive director (Media)
Nov 30, 2016
AMSA uniform changes, redux (Media)
Feb 09, 2016
Safety used as an excuse to keep cell phones handy (Media)
Jan 27, 2016
AMSA gets hefty arbitration award (Media)
Jan 11, 2016
An alumnus with wisdom, and the skill to share it (Media)
Jun 03, 2015
AMSA charter renewed–but with conditions (Media)
Feb 08, 2015
Great Scott! AMSA students return from their futures to dispense advice (Media)
Dec 11, 2014
Chatter as music: an English teacher finds a home at AMSA (Media)
Dec 18, 2014
AMSA’s new leader has a deep passion for lifelong learning (Media)
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