An individual who served the children of Henderson County for 35 years, Hardy Caldwell will be remembered as a devoted man of quiet dignity, great courage, and a true leader. During his career, he served on District School Committees, Henderson County School Board, and was a member of the North Carolina School Board Association. He worked tirelessly and unselfishly as Chairman of the School Board during the 1993 merger process of the Hendersonville City and Henderson County Schools. At the end of his career, he was recognized for his leadership on the local, regional and state level as a servant leader for the public good.
2005 Education Hall of Fame