May 4, 2012
Dr. Barbara L. Parkins, superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District, received the eighth annual Dr. John Powers Outstanding Educator award in a ceremony at Saint Francis University on May 1.
The University selected Dr. Parkins because of her 30 years of dedication to the teaching profession, inspiring both students and fellow educators.
Remarks were given by the Rev. Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R., Saint Francis University president; Dr. Janette Kelly, director of Graduate Education at Saint Francis University; Frank Frontino, assistant principal of Johnstown Middle School; the Honorable Mark Critz, U.S. Congressman, Pa. 12 District and also Dr. Parkins’ brother-in-law; and Jack Powers, son of the late Dr. Powers.