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2003 PFA All Star Teacher
Cindy Clodfelter

Cindy Clodfelter

Archdale Trinity Middle School
Trinity, North Carolina

Good things come to those who wait. . .Cindy is a prime example of this! She watched as schools around her received grants for Project Fit America and never gave up that one of those grants would someday be for her school. Patience paid off and in 2007 this program launched on her campus.   From day one Cindy was the dynamo that over saw everything from outdoor equipment installation to making her in-service with us was open to other schools so they could learn how to use programming like Project Fit as well.   The field trainer who worked with Cindy wrote to us “Cindy is a gung-ho 25-year veteran teacher!  I foresee great achievements from this school and I believe you will see a teacher who implements over and beyond programming.”    Fast forward to our return visit to this school in 2009 and we found all those predictions to be true and so much more.

Here is someone who so deserves the All Star Teacher Showcase and we are honored to shine the spotlight!!!


Cindy Clodfelter's Programs, Activities & Teaching Philosophy

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Cindy Clodfelter, All Star Teacher 2009

When one door closes, another one opens . . . 30 years of teaching, coaching and creating relationships in Randolph County Schools and 300 sick days in tow.  I retired in June 2010, left behind my coaching shoes, my PE uniforms, and my whistle for new opportunities. I look forward to each new day spending time with my family and friends. For many people-it was hard to think that I would be happy leaving behind my love for students, athletics, and my devotion to physical education.  My personal goals for educating my students was to REACH, TEACH, and RELEASE. In my community everyday, I am constantly re-connecting with my former students and their families continuing to watch them grow and be successful.  With each new day of my life, my joy is watching others and myself decide, commit and succeed with passions that give others a more joyful experience. My love and dedication for teaching lives on.. I am currently working as a SPARK (Sport, Play, & Active Recreation for Kids) ambassador with the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  It is encouraging to watch teachers learn and develop new innovative ideas for creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for students to learn.  I am a retired member of the North Carolina Coaches Association and attend each year to renew relationships with colleagues across the state that helped me to be the coach to guide my student athletes to the next level of play.  I am always challenged by the new coaching strategies by the college level clinicians.  My time is also spent working with the Botvin life skills program in Randolph Co, Schools promoting health and personal development. In my job, I am in the schools weekly assisting teachers and program accountability.  It is rewarding to see quality instruction and to watch students learn the skills they will need to have to live a more productive life.  In order to continue to fulfill my life goals and desires of Wellness and helping myself and others to maintain fitness for life-I am employed by the Grubb Family YMCA as a Wellness Center Specialist, teach a FIT KIDS class weekly and participate in Y programs. I am a back-up Bus Driver for Day Camp field trips and daily school pick-ups when needed. I serve as a volunteer for Robin Lindsay’s GOFAR (Go out for a run) program.  In my spare time, I relax enjoying some of my favorite hobbies and interests:  ECU Football, local high school and rec league games, car shows with my first car (a totally restored 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible—Springtime Yellow), water sports, riding dirt bikes and my Harley on the open road.  Old in years. Young at heart-always ready for new exciting opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. It is not what you have or who you are-but what you leave behind . . .

My dream for all schools/physical education programs is to have the opportunity to have the Project Fit America program. Students and Communities can reach a new level of excitement…The staff at Project Fit is awesome, always willing to help, and dedicated to improve the health and well being of the youth in our society.  They truly made a difference to my students at ATMS.