Western & Southern Financial Group annually honors a Cincinnati Public Schools’ educator with the Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award.
The nomination period for the 2016 Hawkins Award opens Tuesday, February 9, and continues until midnight Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Nominate your CPS colleagues for this prestigious educators’ award by visiting Western & Southern’s Website: http://www.westernsouthern.com/hawkinsaward/. Nominations should be limited to classroom teachers and school-based administrators only, and only CPS employees may submit nominations.
The Hawkins Award aims to inspire and reward excellence among CPS’ educators by honoring one individual who has elevated the educational process to an exceptional level through personal commitment, dedicated focus and outstanding results.
The annual Hawkins Award winner receives a $10,000 personal award. The 2015 Hawkins Educator of the Year recipient was Krista Taylor, teacher at Gamble Montessori High School.
The late Dr. Hawkins, pictured above, was a renowned educator who earned a doctorate in education after serving as a fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. He began teaching in Cincinnati Public Schools in 1945. He went on to serve as principal of Samuel Ach Junior High School, and, in 1957, became an assistant superintendent. He served on the Western & Southern Board of Directors from 1990-2009. Dr. Hawkins died in April 2009.