Kolb Reelected President Of Professional Educators Of Tennessee

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cathy Kolb was reelected president of the Professional Educators of Tennessee, the association that represents about 6,700 Tennessee educators across the state.

Ms. Kolb, who is a teacher in Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, has been president of the organization the last four years and under her leadership the organization has doubled in size. She said the association will continue its focus on education and the educators serving Tennessee students. She stated: “Teachers understand that there are very few things as magical as the small miracles that take place every day in a public school classroom.” 

Professional Educators of Tennessee, based in Franklin, TN also reelected Rutherford County teacher Karen Stroud as vice president; Sullivan County teacher Kim Blevins as secretary; and elected teacher Samantha Bates of Henry County to serve as treasurer. The new officers assumed their positions prior to the association’s annual conference, LeaderU, on June 22. Dr. J. C. Bowman serves as the organization’s executive director.


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