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Dr. Michael J. Forehand is the Principal of Sarah R. Smith Elementary School.  Dr. Forehand served as a Principal in Newton County, Georgia for three years before joining the Sarah Smith family.  Dr. Forehand holds Bachelors, Masters, and Educational Specialist degrees from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.  He completed his doctoral studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  After receiving a full music scholarship and completing his studies, Dr. Forehand entered into the field of elementary education as a second grade teacher in his hometown, Jackson, Georgia.  In addition to teaching second grade, he also taught third grade.  After several years of teaching, Dr. Forehand was promoted to assistant principal in Newton County Schools and served in the role for 4 1/2 years at a variety of the county's elementary schools.  After serving as Principal at Middle Ridge Elementary, Dr .Forehand followed his heart to work with the incredible students at Sarah Smith Elementary School.  In his free time, Dr. Forehand enjoys theatre-going, going to the movies, trying new restaurants, running, exercising, and traveling.  Dr. Forehand has visited much of Europe and Australia, with hopes to soon visit South America.  He also enjoys sharing the incredible work of his faculty and staff and students via Twitter @MrForehand.