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Dr. David Walker – Principal at Casar Elementary

posted May 15, 2017, 2:31 PM by Greg Shull
CCS Work History 
I am a product of Cleveland County Schools. I attended Casar Elementary School, Burns Junior High School, and Burns Senior High School. I began work as a teacher and coach at Burns High School in 1990. I taught math and coached soccer and baseball. In 1994, I switched roles and became a driver education teacher. In 2002, I changed jobs again and became an assistant principal at Burns High School. I was very fortunate to become principal of Casar Elementary School in 2014. 

Education 
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Secondary Education and certification in Driver and Traffic Safety Education from Appalachian State University in 1990. In 1994, I earned a Master of Arts degree in School Administration at Gardner-Webb University. I completed a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University in 2006. 

Family

I am married to Tonya Walker who works as an EC Compliance Manager with Cleveland County Schools. We have two daughters. Morgan is in eighth grade at Burns Middle School, and Jordan is in second grade at Casar Elementary School. 

What do you like best about your school/work location? 
It is an honor to return to Casar Elementary School as principal since this is where I began my education many years ago. We have wonderful students, a very caring staff, and a supportive community. 

If you could give students one piece of advice, what would it be and why? 
Always work hard and never give up. I guess that's really two pieces of advice, but they go hand-in-hand. When there are stumbling blocks in the road of life, don't quit. Don't give up. Keep working hard, and you will find ways to overcome the difficulties. 

Why is Cleveland County Schools special to you?

Cleveland County Schools provided me with a quality education while I was a student. I've spent my entire career working in this school system, and I've seen the hard work and dedication from employees here. I'm proud to be a part of Cleveland County Schools.
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