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Annette B. Clapsaddle (Saunooke)
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Last updated: 9/11/2017
Annette B. Clapsaddle
Personal Information
P.O. Box1061
North Carolina
28789  United States
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828 508-0792 (Phone)
828 508-0792 (Mobile)
Professional Information
Swain County High School
1415 Fontana Rd.
Bryson City
28713  United States
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828 488-2152 (Phone)
828 488-0523 (Fax)
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  Class of '14
  Arts- literary, Civic Engagment/Community Volunteering, Coaching/Counseling, Community Development, Community Organizing, Management, Native American Indian Issues/Rights, Non-profits
  Arts- literary, Community Development, Native American Indian Issues/Rights
  Coaching/Counseling, Event Planning, Mentoring, Organizational, Research, Strategic Planning, Training/group facilitation, Writing
  Basketball, Gardening, General fitness, Reading, Wine tasting
  Bryson City United Methodist Church
  Cherokee Day of Caring
  2014 Pen Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction Finalist

2012 Morning Star Award for Creative Writing, awarded by the Native American Literature Symposium and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Novel in Progress

1999-2009 Yale University’s William H. McKim Prize; John Tahquette Educational Trust Scholarship; Alma Exley Minority Teaching Scholarship; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Education and Training Grant; Unto These Hills Educational Grant, DAR Scholarship; North Carolina Community Foundation Endowment Award; Distinction in Major; Aurelian Honor Society Induction
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Social/Volunteer Organizations
Southwestern Community College Foundation - Board of Directors
Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame - Board of Directors
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Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, grew up in Cherokee, NC and resides in Qualla with her husband, Evan, and their sons, Ross and Charlie. She holds degrees in American Studies from Yale University (B.A. 3003) and the College of William and Mary (M.A. 2004). As assistant to Principal Chief Hicks, Annette produced Cherokee Elders: Our Greatest Generation and a series of children’s books including: The Elder Tree, True Blue, and What Wonders. Recent publications include: Naked Came the Leaf Peeper (Burning Bush Press 2011)“It All Comes Out in the Wash” from Appalachian Heritage Quarterly (Berea College 2009), and “Camouflage” from Night is Gone, Day Is Still Coming (Candlewick Press 2003). She is the recipient of the William H. McKim Prize from Yale University (2003) and the Morning Star Award for Creative Writing from the Native American Literature Symposium (2012). She is currently a finalist for the 2014 Pen Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. National Board Certified since 2012, Annette taught English and Cherokee Studies and coached basketball at Swain High School. From 2013-2015 she served as the Executive Director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation before returning to Swain County schools to pursue her passion as an educator.

Wildacres Leadership Initiative is connected with Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC.