4/11/2014 7:08 AM
by Rebecca Turco
PRINCETON - A woman with 36 years of teaching experience
in Mercer County is named the county’s Teacher of the Year.
Susan French was honored by the county at a banquet
Thursday evening at the Princeton Church of God. She was selected by the
committee as a finalist but learned of her award that night.
French teaches sixth grade at Montcalm Elementary School.
She said she runs her classroom like a company, where teachers are the
employers, the children are the employees and the product is learning.
French and her co-teacher lead students to get the
highest Westest2 scores in the county. French has taught 1,700 students over
the years and is now teaching children and grandchildren of former students.