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Cincinnatus Association Honors Three at CPS

January 31, 2017

A Cincinnati Public Schools’ principal, a teacher and a school volunteer have been selected for the 2017 Cincinnatus Association Education Awards.

Ceair Baggett, principal at Ethel M. Taylor School, won the James N. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Administration in Cincinnati Public Schools.

This award memorializes the outstanding lifetime contributions of James N. Jacobs, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools from 1976 to 1985.

Larry Kissel, Cincinnatus with David Fenton

David Fenton, teacher at Woodward Career Technical High School, won the Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award.

This award memorializes the outstanding contributions of William Woodward and the Cincinnatus Association in the development of free education in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

Lewis Smith Lewis Smith, a volunteer at Bond Hill School, won the John E. Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Public Education.

This award memorializes the outstanding volunteer service and leadership to education of John E. Pepper, former Chairman of Procter & Gamble.

The Cincinnatus Association Education Awards are sponsored by The Cincinnatus Association, Mt. St. Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. Nominations for each award come from the public, and winners are selected by a panel of academic and Association representatives.

Winners, and those who have nominated them, will be guests at a banquet February 14 at the Kingsgate Marriott. Each winner receives a monetary award.

Photos: Top left: Bill Moehring, CPS' Chief Operations Officer, left, who nominated Principal Ceair Baggett, center, for the James N. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Administration, and Larry Kissel, right, with The Cincinnatus Association, surprised Baggett at his school with the announcement of his win.

Center Right: Larry Kissel, left, with The Cincinnatus Association, congratulated teacher David Fenton in his classroom at Woodward Career Technical High School for winning the Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award.

Bottom Left: Lewis Smith, a longtime volunteer at Bond Hill School, won the John E. Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Public Education.

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