WILLIAM T. DWYER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Event to be held on May 15th at 5:30pm at the Kravis Center

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH (April 9, 2019) RELEASE PDF  --- The Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. is pleased to announce the thirty-one finalists for the 35th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.  The award recipients will be announced and honored along with all finalists, nominees and past recipients at the Dwyer Awards ceremony, presented by The Hanley Foundation, on Wednesday, May 15th in Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.economiccouncilpbc.org/dwyerawards/

The Dwyer Awards, an annual program developed and supported by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation, honors outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County, increases awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, supports educators with financial awards and encourages all residents to promote high standards for excellence in education.  The Economic Council of Palm Beach County is comprised of business leaders who are committed to educational excellence as a key tenet for creating an environment for business to prosper.

The 2019 Dwyer Awards would like to thank Presenting Sponsor Hanley Foundation; Excellence Sponsors Gunster and Pratt & Whitney; Award Presentation Sponsors Comcast, FPL, PNC Bank, The Palm Beach Post, and UnitedHealthcare; Finalist Reception Sponsor SBA Communications Corporation; Staging Sponsor the Elmore Family Foundation; Knowledge Sponsors Blue Ocean Capital, Keiser University and Vecellio Group, Inc.; Creativity Sponsors CareerSource Palm Beach County, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Oxbow Carbon, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College Foundation, Perry & Taylor, P.A., PNC, Shutts & Bowen LLP, The Breakers, The Weitz Company; Teacher Student Sponsors Bank of America, Dr. Dennis Gallon, Lyrae Group, Urban Design Kilday Studios; and Television Media Sponsor WPBF 25.

Established in 1975, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports an open and collaborative relationship between the public and private sectors in Palm Beach County.  Membership of the Council is comprised of a diverse mix of different industries of varying sizes in the area whose leaders have an active and influential role in the community.  Learn more about the Economic Council at www.economiccouncilpbc.org The Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the Council.

For more information visit https://www.economiccouncilpbc.org/dwyerawards/ or contact ncarron@ec-pbc.org

2019 Dwyer Award Finalists

            ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Barbara

Boehringer

Elementary School

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

Kathy

Zangen

Elementary School

Binks Forest Elementary

Marcia

Arena

Elementary School

Banyan Creek Elementary

Ramona

Smith

Elementary School

Jerry Thomas Elementary

Tara

Beam

Elementary School

Northboro Elementary

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Paul

Destito

Middle School

Jupiter Middle School

Christina

Donnelly

Middle School

Bak Middle School of the Arts

Annette

Johnson

Middle School

Palm Beach Day Academy

Julio

Vega

Middle School

Watson B. Duncan Middle School

Susan

Kinderman

Middle School

Loggers Run Middle School

 

SENIOR HIGH

David

Traill

Senior Highschool

Suncoast Community High School

Dorothy

Schroader

Senior Highschool

Santaluces High School

Carly

Gates

Senior Highschool

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts

Daniella

Boyd

Senior Highschool

Royal Palm Beach High School

Toshimi

Abe-Janiga

Senior Highschool

Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Jaimee

Stamile

Special Program

Bak Middle School of the Arts

Kelly

Azor

Special Program

Okeeheelee Middle School

Nikki

Magnetico

Special Program

The Weiss School

Oscar

Gamez

Special Program

Indian Ridge School

Sarah

Call

Special Program

Boca Raton Community High School

Toni

Pilla

Special Program

Royal Palm Beach High School

 

 

STEM

Heather

Grove

STEM Program

Osceola Creek Middle School

Joshua

Peters

STEM Program

Hidden Oaks K- 8 School

Kevin

Simmons

STEM Program

The Weiss School

Margarette

Marturano

STEM Program

Seminole Ridge High School

Tracy

Sheppard

STEM Program

Elbridge Gale Elementary

 

CAREER EDUCATION

 

Karen

Epstein

Career Education

Wellington Landings Middle School

Laura

Harper

Career Education

Okeeheelee Middle School

Cheryl

Marshall Shimmel

Career Education

Olympic Heights Community High School

Stacey

Critchlow

Career Education

Seminole Ridge High School

Todd

Harvey

Career Education

Indian Ridge School

 

Investors

Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Baptist Health South Florida BB&T CareerSource
Centennial Bank DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Engel & Volkers Palm Beach Equestrian Center Florida Crystals Corporation
FPL GL Homes Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction J.C. White JP Morgan Chase LRP Publications
MBAF Minto Communities, LLC NCCI NextGen Mgmt dba DxWeb Management, LLC Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company)
Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc. RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital