Lucinda Frailly Biography

Lucinda graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Secondary Education, where she majored in Speech/Theatre with a minor in English. Upon graduation from Kent, the Fairless Bd. of Education in Navarre, Ohio hired Ms. Frailly as Director of Theatre and instructor of English. Lucinda founded the school's Falcon Playhouse and later headed a highly successful Integrated Arts program.

Ms Frailly also lent her skills as a director/choreographer to many civic organizations including the Canton Symphony, the Massillon Swing Band, and Stark County anti–drug videos. The YWCA of West Stark County honored Lucinda when they voted her into the Academy of Women as the Outstanding Woman in Fine Arts in 1988. Ms. Frailly also began to volunteer as a docent at the National First Ladies' Library in 1999 when the library was in its second year of existence.

Cyndee retired from her career as an educator after 30 years of teaching in May of 2001. Two days before her retirement, Mary Regula, Founder and President of the National First Ladies' Library, offered her a staff position. As Ms. Frailly laughingly remembers it, "I retired from teaching on Thursday and started a new career as Director of Education and Special Events Coordinator for the National First Ladies' Library on Friday."

Ms. Frailly is still integrating the arts as living history to further Mrs. Regula's mission for the library, which is "to educate the public about the lives, accomplishments, and impact our First Ladies had in helping to shape the course of our nation's history and therefore upon the world."