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Michael Egan - Principal

The Board appointed Mr. Michael Egan as Principal of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in 2014.  Mr. Egan served as Supervisor of Instruction for Career and Technical Education with the Department of Teaching, Learning and Professional Development.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Towson University in Human Resources / Educational Leadership.  Mr. Egan joined St. Mary’s County Public Schools in August 1992 and has served as a Physical Education Teacher, Assistant Principal at both Leonardtown High and the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, and Principal of Margaret Brent Middle School for six years before assuming his current role as Principal of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.

It is the Forrest Center’s Vision to offer Value added Education!

Data shows that students who attend the Forrest Center for Career and Technical Programs graduate at higher rates. In addition, the Forrest Center offers opportunities for students to earn Technical Attainment and Articulated and or Transcripted College Credits. This means that if students work hard enough, they can earn real industry certifications and can earn college credit upon completion of their Forrest Center Program. That is Value Added Education!

The Power of Yet!

Forrest Center Teachers and Students have GRIT! When we are tempted to say “I CAN’T” we have the courage to add “YET”!

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Students participating in 2024 the Battle of the Books

Duke Elementary hosted Battle of the Books, organized by their media specialist, Mary Owen. Nine elementary schools and 26 teams competed. In 1st place were the Book Bears, 2nd place was Reading Dragons, and 3rd was Snow Much Reading. The teams prepared all school year, with each team reading at least 10 books. Congratulations to all of the Battle of the Books Teams!

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