PITTSBORO — Cassadi Walden, who teaches social studies at Chatham Central High School, has been selected as the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year for Chatham County Schools.
Walden started her teaching career in Durham County Schools in 2012. She came to Chatham County Schools in October 2014 to work at Chatham Central High School. She is a 2011 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a major in history and English. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching in history in 2012 from Duke University.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected,” Walden said after the announcement was made Friday, April 29. “I feel fortunate to have colleagues who have helped me learn and improve my skills in the classroom every year. We have a great district with so many outstanding educators.”
Walden was nominated for the honor by Chatham Central High School Principal Dr. Karla Eanes.
“Mrs. Walden has a special gift with how she interacts with and encourages her students,” Eanes said. “She is able to reach students across the board, and she will be that teacher they will remember 30 years from now.”
Walden will represent Chatham County Schools at the regional Teacher of the Year level next.
“Chatham County Schools is very proud to have Mrs. Walden representing us,” said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson. “The energy and dedication she brings to our profession are invaluable, as is the impact she has had on her students.”