Keynote Speaker - April 3, 2017

We are pleased to have Bobbie Cavnar as our Spring 2017 Keynote Speaker!

Presentation:  Be Good Be Fearless

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Bobbie Cavnar teaches Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition at South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina.  Mr. Cavnar is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence. He is a five-time recipient of South Point High School’s “Most Inspirational Educator Award” (which is voted on by the students of the school) and two-time recipient of his district’s award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advanced Placement Program.  He is a North Carolina State University Inspirational Teacher of the Year, Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, and the 2016 Southwest Region Teacher of the Year.  In 2016, Mr. Cavnar was named the NC Teacher of the Year as well as the Burrough's Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.  He will represent teachers as advisor to the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. He will also go on to represent North Carolina in the National Teacher of the Year competition.  Mr. Cavnar’s platform centers around the opportunity of a free, public, and equal education offered to all Americans being not only fundamental to the success of our society but also the keeping of a historical promise made in the founding documents of our nation.