From The New Reporter’s Grant Merritt
East Columbus High School teacher and coach Justin Furlow was named the Columbus County Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year through a live broadcast hosted by Superintendent Deanne Meadows and Associate Superintendent Jonathan Williams Tuesday evening. In lieu of a banquet to announce and honor the award recipient, a surprise visit to Furlow’s home was used to keep social distancing intact.
Furlow is approaching his sixth year as a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at ECHS. The 2015 graduate of Campbell University said he was very surprised but honored to be chosen as the school system’s Teacher of the Year. He values hard work, diversity and being able to have a positive impact on many people through his career.