Artie Furlow (AR '96), a longtime teacher and administrator in Camden, Arkansas, has died. She was 56.
At the time of her Award, Artie was a fourth-grade teacher at Fred Whiteside Elementary School. She was known for her use of cooperative learning and technology. Artie went on to serve as a principal and administrator in Camden.
"An extraordinary teacher is one who is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her students master and learn the content....This job at times may not always thank you for all that you do. You must have an undying love for this career and strive to be truly extraordinary in front of a room of students who will look to you every day for guidance and inspiration, and who will need you to light the fire of their learning."
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