Furman Middle School is delighted to announce the selection of Cynthia “Janelle” Saulsgiver as the Campus Teacher of the Year for the upcoming academic year of 2023-2024. This prestigious award recognizes Ms. Saulsgiver’s outstanding dedication, expertise, and contribution to the students and community of Furman Middle School.

With an illustrious career spanning 29 years in the field of education, Ms. Saulsgiver has been a valuable member of the Furman Middle School faculty for the past 25 years, serving as the esteemed band director. She has also held positions as the band director and assistant band director at Lakewood High School, further showcasing her commitment to nurturing students’ musical talents throughout her career.

Ms. Saulsgiver holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education (BME) and a Master’s degree in Secondary School Administration (MEd) with an additional 30 hours of coursework. Her extensive educational background has equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to inspire and guide her students toward musical excellence.

When asked about the most rewarding aspect of her career, Ms. Saulsgiver expressed her joy in fostering and cultivating her students’ love and dedication to the performing arts. Witnessing her former students leading successful lives and giving back to their communities is a testament to her exceptional teaching abilities.

Beyond her professional achievements, Ms. Saulsgiver finds joy in her personal life. She has been happily married to her husband, John, for over 24 years, and they are proud parents to two sons, Zach (20) and Elijah (13).

Furman Middle School is immensely proud to have Cynthia “Janelle” Saulsgiver as the Campus Teacher of the Year. Her passion, commitment, and unwavering dedication to her students make her a true inspiration within the school community.