April 5, 2019

2019 William T. Dwyer Awards

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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. 

 

We received hundreds of applications for the 35th Annual 2019 Dwyer Awards.  The applicants were inspiring, and we heard incredible stories of passion, perseverance, and creativity. Entrants spanned across Palm Beach County and represented education of every kind from both public and private schools.

 

Applicants were judged on their classroom accomplishments, personal education philosophy, leadership and outside of the classroom school-related or community-based activities.  To all the educators who entered: Thank you for sharing your story with us – you have inspired us with your dedication to ensuring excellence for our students.  Our judges – nearly 80 business leaders from Palm Beach County –  worked tirelessly to read and evaluate each and every entry and were tasked with the difficult mission to narrow down the applications to only 30 finalists. 

So without further ado, we are honored to present the Finalists of the 2019 William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.  

First name Last name Category School
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
First name Last name Category School
Barbara Boehringer Elementary Palm Beach Gardens Elementary
Kathy Zangen Elementary Binks Forest Elementary
Marcia Arena Elementary Banyan Creek Elementary
Ramona Smith Elementary Jerry Thomas Elementary
Tara Beam Elementary Northboro Elementary
First name Last name Category 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
First name Last name Category School
David Traill Senior High Suncoast Community  High School
Dorothy Schroader Senior High Santaluces High School
Carly Gates Senior High Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts
Daniella Boyd Senior High Royal Palm Beach High School
Toshimi Abe-Janiga Senior High Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy
First name Last name Category School
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
First name Last name Category School
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


On April 27, 2019, our panel of judges comprised of business leaders throughout Palm Beach County will evaluate the finalists in person and select six winners – one from each category

The winners will be announced on May 15, 2019, at the 35th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.   Each of the six winning educators will receive a cash prize of $3,000.

 PURCHASE YOUR DWYER AWARDS TICKETS HERE

SAVE THE DATE:

35th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

Dwyer Awards Coordinator:  Natalie Carron
ncarron@ec-pbc.org or 684-1551