Countdown to Constitution Day - 9/17/23

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Dennis and Cathy Kolb

Cathy Kolb has devoted 30+ years as a special educator in KY, TN, OK, and Germany in elementary, middle, and high school settings as well as a part of the adjunct faculty at Austin Peay State University. She received her B.S. in Special Education and Psychology at Western Kentucky University and completed her M.A. and Ed.S at Austin Peay State University. Cathy received the “Special Educator of the Year Award in 1990-91 while teaching in Lawton, Oklahoma (Ft. Sill). She was twice selected as Teacher of the Year Representative at the building level in Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS). She was selected as Teacher of the Year District Level in in 2014. She is the state president of Professional Educators of Tennessee and is also the local president in CMCSS. Cathy received “Advocate of the Year” award from Professional Educators of Tennessee (PET). PET was instrumental in crafting the Say Dyslexia Bill as well as the Teacher Bill of Rights along with Senator Mark Green and Representative Jay Reedy as sponsors of these bills. She has served on the State Assessment Task Force and again on the Task Force 2.0. She was a member of the State Standards Recommendation Committee in 2015-2016.

Cathy serves as the lead teacher for the Special Ed. Department at Moore Magnet STEM Elementary School in Clarksville and lives out her passion of teaching students how to read and LOVE history!

Dennis Kolb is a retired US Army officer. He received his commission while attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. During his military career he served as a Field Artillery officer with multiple assignments at Ft. Sill, OK; the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, KY; and the 1st Armored Division in Nuremberg, Federal Republic of Germany. His secondary military specialty was as a Test Officer in TRADOC’s Test and Experimentation Command, assessing and reporting on the operational readiness of new equipment destined for acquisition by US Armed Forces. Dennis also served two separate assignments with the United Nation Peacekeeping forces. He worked with personnel from 32 different countries from around the world, in the United Nations Iraq Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM).

Following his military retirement, Dennis obtained his teacher certification, and subsequently his Masters of Education degree, from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. As a classroom teacher, Dennis taught elementary school students in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th, grades. Dennis and Cathy live in Clarksville and both share a love of history and passing on to the next generation how important it is to preserve The Constitution.