Photo by WCPO 9 Cincinnati

By Frances Russ 

CPS Communications Officer 

Meggan Johnson. Provided

Western and Southern Financial Group recently announced that Meggan Johnson, intervention specialist at Woodward Career Technical High School, was named the 2021 Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year.

She was presented with a plaque and a personal check for $10,000.

Johnson has been an intervention specialist at Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) since 2001. She began her teaching career at Rockdale Academy and then transitioned to Woodward High School in 2013.

Western & Southern established the Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award in 2007 to inspire and reward excellence among CPS educators. This distinguished award honors one educator each year who has elevated the educational process in public schools to an exceptional level through personal commitment, dedicated focus and outstanding results. The namesake of the award, Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins, was a member of the elite Tuskegee Airmen, a well- respected Cincinnati educator, former executive vice president of administration at the University of Cincinnati and former Western & Southern board member. He died in 2009.

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