Alumni News

Cindi Rigsbee (A.B.Ed. '79, M.Ed. '03) named Orange County Teacher of the Year

Cindi Rigsbee, a reading teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle School, was recently named Orange County School’s SunTrust Gold Star Award Teacher of the Year. Rigsbee has taught in Orange County for one year.

In her teaching career, which spans 20 years, Rigsbee has taught at schools in Durham, Guilford, Vance and Wake Counties.  She was named Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 1996-97 and Regional Teacher of the Year in 1998.  She joined the staff at Gravelly Hill Middle when the school opened in the fall of 2006. 

On being named Teacher of the Year, Rigsbee said, “I'm thrilled about the award! I realize that any award for teachers is actually an award and an honor for students. That's why we're all here.” 

Rigsbee was honored at a reception for all local Teachers of the Year, held May 10 at the Carolina Inn.