In the fall 2011, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge presented the first Fountain Award to Monty Fountain, a teacher and coach who helped Superintendent Barge and countless others write a better story for themselves. At an assembly at Alexander High School in Douglas County, where Mr. Fountain still teaches, Superintendent Barge surprised Mr. Fountain with this new award that was created to recognize teachers who have had a tremendous impact on the education and lives of others.
"Monty Fountain taught me that the road to success would be paved with persistence, hard work and a strong work ethic," said Superintendent Barge. "One of the first things I wanted to do after being elected last year was name an award after Mr. Fountain and give others the opportunity to nominate teachers who helped shape their lives for the better."
Nominating a Teacher
Once each quarter, one teacher will be selected for this award. The public is invited to nominate a teacher who had a profound impact on someone's life and career. Nomination forms can be requested by emailing
Keisha Ford-Jenrette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the below links to view Fountain Award Winner applications.