Waller receives teaching award

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Robert Waller, son of Bill and Becky Waller of Mooresville, received the N.C. Music Educators Richard E. Keasler Teacher of the Year Award in November in Winston-Salem.
He is the choral director for Cane Cree Middle School in Fletcher. He was selected Teacher of the Year in 1998 and 2005 at Cane Creek and is a member of Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He has also received the News 13 “Thanks to Teachers Award.” His choirs have sung for the N.C. Music Educators of N.C. State Convention in 2002 and 2006. He has conducted all-county choruses all over North Carolina and Tennessee.
His choirs consistently received superior ratings at choral festivals. His students have been chosen for N.C. Middle School Honors Chorus, All State Chorus, Buncombe County’s All County Chorus and Wingate University Choral Celebration.
He has produced the musicals “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” “The Wizard of Oz” and others, as well as three dinner theaters.
He is the chairman of the fine arts department, and has served on the School Improvement Team and is a member of NCMEA, MENC, ACSA and serves on the NCMEA Board as a member at large in charge of new teachers in N.C.
Waller lives in Arden with his wife Kelly Morris Waller and children Meredith Leigh, Hayden Morris, Andrew Copeland and Carson Copeland.
Robersons on Lees-McRae dean’s list
Brittany Roberson and Renee Roberson of Salisbury have been named to the dean’s list for the fall of 2008 at Lees-McRae College. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required to make the list.
Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA, located in the mountains of western North Carolina in the town of Banner Elk.