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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Keith Furstenberg of Free Home ES!

Posted On: Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Keith Furstenberg and Principal Kim Hagood.

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Free Home Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Keith Furstenberg!

Physical Education teacher Keith Furstenberg’s selection as Free Home Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year by his peers is not only an honor, but also is especially remarkable, according to the Principal.

The reason? He’s only in his second year of teaching at the school.

“That is a strong statement of his outstanding character,” Principal Kim Hagood said. “This, and his strong knowledge of content, passion for teaching and wonderful sense of teamwork are just a few of the reasons he was chosen for this award.”

While Coach Furstenberg is relatively new to Free Home ES, he’s a veteran PE, art and Special Education teacher with 20 years of experience and has earned Teacher of the Year honors from a previous school, as well as twice being named Forsyth County’s Environmental Educator of the Year.

But this comment from a Free Home student speaks even more to his abilities to make a positive difference in the lives of the children he teaches: “He will never know how much we love him.”

In his own words: “When there is a positive relationship between the students and teacher, it is feasible to reach all educational goals.”

Special thanks to our "Legacy Makers" Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton!

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