TREND Spring 2017 - Page 6

The Michael Ridenour Advocacy Award Our friend and board member, Mike Ridenour, passed away last fall after a long battle with cancer. Mike was a retired Educator in the Campbell County School System and had served as an Educator for over 21 years. As a long-time member of Professional Educators of Tennessee’s Board of Directors, he was a tireless advocate for the organization and his fellow Tennessee educators; the Advocate of the Year award is now being named in his honor. The 2017 Michael Ridenour Award for Advocate of the Year will be presented to William Freddy Curtis at Leader U on June 30th. Other awards to be presented : Pam Hood Roberts Teacher of the Year Thomas Fuhrman Administrator of the Year Melanie Miller Superintendent of the Year Senator Jim Tracy Friend of Public Education Representative Jay Reedy Friend of Public Education