Written by Kimberly Wolbers, associate professor of education of the deaf and hard of hearing, education interpreting program and co-director of undergraduate studies
The Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (TRID) held its annual conference in Knoxville on April 27-28. Two faculty members from Theory and Practice in Teacher Education’s (TPTE) deaf-focused team, Dan Hoffman, clinical assistant professor of education of the deaf and hard of hearing, education interpreting program and certified deaf interpreter, and Carol LaCava, senior lecturer of educational interpreting, were honored for their roles in the conference.
Professor Hoffman was one of three featured presenters. His presentation and workshop focused on situations requiring the use of a deaf interpreter and the application of team strategies.
Carol LaCava was granted the TRID Marie Griffin Award for Service. Carol has been a member of TRID for more than twenty five years and has served as president for two terms and as secretary and treasurer for ten years. She has held an officer position for more than eighteen years with the organization. Carol was recently elected as The TRID Vice President (2019-2021).