Yes, being forward is a good thing. Girls like guys who are confident and assertive.
This is how you should be whenever you are around her.
The more she gets the sense that you are confident and assertive, the more she will be drawn to you, as long as there is already some physical attraction there.
Just don’t fall into the trap of waiting too long to ask her out. In fact, you should ask her out the next time you see her.
The sooner you learn about whether she is into you by the answer she gives you when you ask her out, the less time and energy you will waste trying to figure out whether she is into you or not.