In the Spring of 2007 the Technology Fairs and education lost a strong supporter within our community. Lou Dewberry, director of the fair, passed away unexpectedly. Lou Dewberry joined Forsyth County Schools in August 1999, having moved to Georgia after serving many years as a media specialist in Jefferson County Schools and in Educational Technology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama
Lou took several media specialists and instructional technology specialists from Forsyth County School System to help judge the Alabama Educational Technology Fair. This core group with other FCSS ITS formed the Forsyth County Tech Fair. After presenting at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, interest grew sufficiently to form the Georgia Educational Technology Fair. Regions were formed, and the state Technology Fair has been growing ever since. Lou became the first director and served for 7 years until her passing.
In November 2007, the newly formed GaETF committee started a fund in her honor, providing scholarships to high school seniors. If you are interested in giving to this scholarship fund, contact: