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Walters named Chatham County Teacher of the Year

Posted Monday, August 28, 2006

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Siler City, NC - Trudy Walters, an English teacher at SAGE Academy, has been named the 2006-2007 Chatham County Teacher of the Year. Walters is in her twenty-ninth year as an educator and has been a teacher at SAGE since 1997.

SAGE Academy is the district's alternative school. It has served students in grades nine through twelve from across Chatham County Schools who choose the smaller, alternative setting for high school. Students in eighth grade joined the school population in the spring of 2006. Seventh graders will be a part of the student body this fall.

Walters taught English at Chatham Central High School for many years before joining the SAGE staff. She chose to come to the school when it opened because she believed strongly in the alternative learning setting and its value for students.

“My education has continued as my students, co-workers, and administrators have taught me, over and over again, the true value of learning. Being a part of such a united and intense group of people has enriched my life and made me prouder than I ever realized I could be to call myself “teacher.” I believe it is now my responsibility to inspire my co-workers, encourage others to enter the teaching profession, and promote the role of the life long learner,” wrote Walters in her Teacher of the Year portfolio.

“Trudy has dedicated her career to ensuring that students are successful in Chatham County Schools. We are happy to be able to honor her commitment with this award,” said Dr. Ann Hart, Superintendent.

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