AT&T N.C. Teacher Of The Year Finalist To Speak At HPU


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2009 – Cindi Rigsbee, the 2008-09 AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will be the guest speaker during High Point University’s School of Education Student Teacher Breakfast on May 7. The breakfast will take place in Slane Center Rooms A and B at 9 a.m. The event is not open to the public.
Rigsbee is a sixth- and seventh-grade reading resource teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Orange County. She has been a North Carolina public school teacher since 1979 and has taught in five different North Carolina public school systems: Guilford County Schools, Vance County Schools, Wake County Schools, Durham Public Schools and Orange County Schools.
She is a member of the National Education Association, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the Orange County Association of Educators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Reading Association and the North Carolina Reading Association.
Rigsbee completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Master of Education/K-12 Literacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2004, she achieved National Board Certification.
She was selected as one of four finalists for the 2009 National Teacher of the Year.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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