Alice Tavani
OAEA 2018 President

A Message from the President

It is my task to support our Leadership Assembly to improve and enhance the member-experience with OAEA through direction, focus and follow-through.

My goals are:

  • to build a more representative membership through inclusive professional practice

  • to build a more supported and supportive membership through member-driven and member-created content and events

  • to build a more engaged membership through year-round, robust, accessible enrichment opportunities

Join me. We have work to do - together!

Alice Tavani, OAEA President





Alice Tavani is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching since 1989. Her teaching experience started in Chicago, IL at an all girl’s Catholic High School where over 35 different languages were spoken at home. This helped inspire her love for learning about different cultures and sharing that in her classroom. She moved back to Ohio to be close to family and has been teaching at the elementary level in Centerville City Schools. Alice loves teaching kids of all ages and the grown up kids too! She has created an art enrichment program at her school called Art in Focus where approximately 200 students participate in 16 extra art classes after school.  Alice is an art educator and artist and makes lampwork beads in her free time which she turns into jewelry and wraps around slumped wine bottles. In the Summer you will find her creating bronze sculptures at Miami University. She has shown many of these in group and juried exhibits. Alice has one son Lorenzo who is studying to be a chef and two fun cats called Miles Davis and Etta James.


Alice knows OAEA well and has served in many positions over the years: Regional Workshop Committee, Regional Banner Committee, PR/ Advocacy Chair for Western Region, RD Elect and RD, Regional YAM/YPAE Coordinator, State Awards Chair, 1st VP, President Elect, Conference Presenter, Banquets Chair and Registration Chair on three Local Planning Committees, and Interim ARTline Co-Editor.


Contact Alice Tavani at [email protected]





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