Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training Certified Athletic Trainer Licensed Athletic Trainer Certified CTE Teacher
Mrs. Cassidy Edwards, ATC
My name is Cassidy Edwards and I will be teaching the Sports Medicine Classes this year at Canyon del Oro High School! I am excited to work with your students and get to know you as well. A little about me:
I am a mom of a wonderful daughter with a baby boy on the way. Our house is crazy and full. We house two fun-loving and wild dogs, a grouchy old cat, and six chickens. Our family enjoys being outdoors and participating in activities such as fishing and hiking. I enjoy working out and reading as well.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. I have been a practicing Athletic Trainer for the past 7 years. I've been the Athletic Trainer here at CDO high school for 6 of those 7 years. During that time, I have also taught Sports Medicine classes at CDO and in the Amphi District for 5 of those years. I took a few years off to spend more time with my family.
As a practicing medical professional, my goal is to share my passion for sports medicine with your child. I hope to share real-life experiences to connect with the learning. Students will have opportunities to practically apply knowledge. I want to prepare each student for a future in medicine.
Defining Moment in Education
When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher. As I got older, I fell in love with medicine. I was active and played sports and became an Athletic Trainer. Over the years, I have enjoyed connecting with students who want to go into medicine. I cannot say there was one moment where I decided I wanted to be a teacher. It was a mix of my passion for medicine and my love for helping others find their passion in medicine. My two dreams as a young person have come together in this class.
Core Educational Belief
My educational belief is that everyone has a passion. If you can relate what you do in the classroom to that passion, all learning is possible.
The Mission of the faculty and staff at Canyon del Oro High School is to provide diverse educational opportunities that empower students to become innovative, knowledgeable, and compassionate members of a global community.
The Gold Standard:
The Vision for Canyon del Oro High School is to be a model of excellence in secondary education through the use of instructional best practices, a comprehensive and challenging curriculum, and a supportive and respectful environment for all students.