2022 Dwyer Awards

Dwyer Awards Overview:

The William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education is an annual program of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation, recognizing outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County. The program seeks to increase awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, while supporting educators and schools with financial awards and encouraging residents to promote high standards of excellence in education.

Awards are given in seven categories: Grow Up Great:  Early Learning Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Senior High Education, Student Advancement & Career Education, Special Programs, and STEM Education.

Applicants are judged on their classroom accomplishments, personal education philosophy, leadership and outside of the classroom school-related or community-based activities.  Our judges – nearly 100 business leaders from Palm Beach County evaluate each application in a multi-round judging process and are tasked with the difficult mission to narrow down the applications to only 28 finalists, to ultimately seven winners – one in each category.

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2022 William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education

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2021 Dwyer Awards Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 DWYER AWARD WINNERS!!!

The Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation is excited to announce the seven winners for the 37th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education presented by Hanley Foundation.

GROW UP GREAT: EARLY EDUCATION

JAYNA SMITH – Gove Elementary

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

LAQUANDRA GOLF – Rolling Green Elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOL

ANDREA KENNEDY – Congress Middle School

SENIOR HIGH

CARLA LITTLE-GRIFFITHS – Glades Central High School

STEM EDUCATION

SYNDIE WHITE – Elbridge Gale Elementary

STUDENT ADVANCEMENT & CAREER EDUCATION

MARI ORSENIGO – Glades Central High School

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

BENJAMIN FORD – Gove Elementary


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS!!!

2021 Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education

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2022 Dwyer Awards Timeline

DECEMBER 1, 2021: 2022 NOMINATIONS OPEN

APRIL 1, 2021: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

DECEMBER 17, 2021: NOMINATIONS CLOSED

DECEMBER 23, 2021: APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS

FEBRUARY 1, 2022: APPLICATIONS DUE

APRIL 1, 2022: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

MAY 10, 2022: DWYER AWARDS @ THE KRAVIS CENTER

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