Laura Flowers Benson, a Worthington piano teacher, recently was named Nationally Certified Music Teacher of the Year by the Central East District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

Laura Flowers Benson, a Worthington piano teacher, recently was named Nationally Certified Music Teacher of the Year by the Central East District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association.

Benson holds degrees from Pennsylvania State and Towson universities and a national certification through the Music Teachers National Association.

She is an active performer and adjudicator and has held a number of leadership positions with the OMTA, including president.