FHS art teacher Laura Tawil was inducted into the Ohio Art Education Association Distinguished Fellows on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at their state conference held in Greater
Cincinnati. Induction to the Distinguished Fellows, viewed as a means of honoring art educators for exceptional professional service and long-term contributions to the work of the association and to the advancement of art education in Ohio, is like a “hall of fame” for Ohio art teachers. Distinguished Fellows continue to serve in an advisory capacity for the organization.
The Distinguished Fellows inducted its first members in 1991. Tawil, the only active art teacher in the ‘Fellows in Lorain County, was among 4 inductees this year and 55th in organization history. The group currently has 45 active ‘Fellows.
The Ohio Art Education Association currently has 1300 members who are pre-service, active professional or retired art educators at the pre-K through higher education levels. This non-profit professional community was founded in 1954 to serve Ohio art teachers in areas of professional development and student programming. Tawil concludes her 2-year term as President of the association on Dec. 31 and will continue to serve as Past-President of the association through 2018.