Nutley Public Schools Coordinator K-12 Health Physical Education and Nursing Supervisor Robyn Powell was named to receive the Nutley Jaycees’ Distinguished Service Award as Educator of the Year. Five Nutley citizens will receive the Jaycees' 47th annual “Distinguished Service Awards" at a community banquet on Thursday April 12, 2018.

Robyn Powell, this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, has had a long history of educational excellence dedicated to improving the health and wellness of students throughout the district.

For the past 25 years, Robyn Powell has served the Nutley school district, working as a Health and Physical Education teacher, with her first seven years as an athletic trainer. She presently serves as the Nutley Public Schools Coordinator K-12 Health and Physical Education and Nursing Supervisor.

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Robyn graduated from Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education in 1985 and earned a Masters of Arts in Urban Education and Administration from New Jersey City University in 1998.

Her love of children, to improve their health and wellness, has kept her busy in the school system as the Coordinator of the Flex Academic Support Program, 
Nutley High School Academy of Health Professions Advisor, H.O.S.A Advisor
and Varsity Club Advisor. In June 2013, she was honored with the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award as well as Nutley High School Teacher of the Year.

Robyn has served as an Adjunct Professor at the College of St. Elizabeth, Adjunct Professor at Morris County Community College as well as Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University. She has taught a variety of health related courses including nutrition, exercise physiology, professional Fitness and Assessment, First Aid, CPR and Strength and Conditioning.

Her drive for improved health and fitness has taken her on a personal level to complete three Ironman distance triathlon finishes and 24 marathon finishes.