TWINSBURG — Twinsburg City School District Superintendent Kathryn Powers has been named the recipient of the 2019 Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award.

The foundation will provide a $10,000 award payable to the school district in Powers’ name. Each year the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation recognizes and rewards a group of Ohio’s most effective educators. The honors are bestowed each year at the foundation’s annual Educators Retreat.

Candidates for the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award must have five years of experience as an Ohio superintendent and must have served at least two years in the current position. Powers has served as superintendent of the Twinsburg City School District since 2011.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” Powers said, “not only for the recognition it brings to our school district, but also for the financial award that will allow the Twinsburg City School District to institutionalize and grow the Tiger Learning Lab Project which was introduced to our educators during the 2018/19 school year.”

Powers said the Tiger Learning Lab Project focuses on 21st century teaching and learning through personalized and blended learning instruction.

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation was founded in 1959 by Mrs. Andrew R. Jennings, a Cleveland native with a interest in improving elementary and secondary public school education in Ohio.