Cassandra Lawson is pictured with Civitan representatives after being surprised with a Special Education Professional Award.
Westerville City Schools Transition Specialist Cassandra Lawson has received the Westerville Area Civitan Club’s second annual Special Education Professional Award. She was surprised with the honor on May 1 at the Best of Both Worlds facility on the campus of Otterbein University.
Civitan Club President Thomas D. Daugherty signed the award, which said, in part, that Lawson “goes beyond expectations to provide authentic transition opportunities to students with multiple disabilities. She routinely meets with staff on community information, reaches out to community members and establishes meaningful and lasting partnerships on behalf of the district. Due to her eloquence and ingenuity, members of the community are highly motivated to work with students attending Westerville City Schools.”
The Westerville Area Civitan Club is a small group locally, but Civitan is an international organization whose goal is to find ways to help communities. Part of their mission statement says their clubs are “dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.”