The Western & Southern Financial Group has announced 18 finalists for the annual Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award. Established by Western & Southern in 2007, the award honors one educator in Cincinnati Public Schools who has elevated the educational process to an exceptional level through personal commitment, dedicated focus and outstanding results.
The following finalists for 2015 were chosen from nominations submitted by CPS teachers and administrators:
Cheryl Abney-Green, Evanston Academy; Emily Berry Rineair, Gamble Montessori High School; Lee Black, Dater High School; Rosa Brinkman, Silverton Paideia Academy; Carmie Chambers, Roberts Academy; Mary Francis Gibson, Clark Montessori High School; Audrey Gover, Silverton Paideia Academy; Johanka Hart-Tompkins, Walnut Hills High School; Kraig Hoover, Withrow University High School; Angela Houston, Withrow University High School; Tracey Jennings, Mt. Washington School; Jeffrey Lazar, Walnut Hills High School; Kathryn Lienhart, Winton Hills Academy; Rosaland Robinson, John P. Parker School; Steve Sippel, Dater High School; Christopher Sorrentino, Hughes STEM High School;Krista Taylor, Gamble Montessori High School; and Harry Voll, Roselawn Condon School.