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Forsyth County Teacher of the Year contest narrowed to final three
Superintendent Jeff Bearden hands flowers to Michele Dugan as he surprises her in class at Forsyth Central High School, telling her she’s been named High School Teacher of the Year. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)
Three Forsyth County teachers received surprise visits from Superintendent Jeff Bearden and others Friday morning after being chosen as finalists for this year’s Teacher of the Year. Shiloh Point Elementary School kindergarten teacher Maggie Tompkins, North Forsyth Middle School speech pathologist Maleah Stewart and Forsyth Central High School Advanced Placement English language teacher Michele Dugan were given the honors. “We have a committee of folks from our community that come together, read the resumes, conduct interviews and then they select the final three and then ultimately the Teacher of the Year for the school system,” Bearden said.