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CEO receives statewide award for excellence






The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation has named CEO Eric Gordon winner of this year’s Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award.

The foundation supports Ohio PreK-12 education, in part, by honoring educators for outstanding work that enriches learning and empowers students.

Executive Director Daniel Keenan Jr. cited Gordon’s role in advances such as creating CMSD’s portfolio of school models, developing the portrait of a model graduate and launching Cleveland’s Say Yes to Education scholarship program.

“Everything he does ties into the end goal for students,” Keenan said.

The award is in its 25th year. A committee of educators picked the winner.

The foundation’s board will recognize the CEO at its retreat next month, and the foundation will give the District $10,000 in his name.