2022 Dwyer Awards
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
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
LAQUANDRA GOLF – Rolling Green Elementary
ANDREA KENNEDY – Congress Middle School
CARLA LITTLE-GRIFFITHS – Glades Central High School
SYNDIE WHITE – Elbridge Gale Elementary
STUDENT ADVANCEMENT & CAREER EDUCATION
MARI ORSENIGO – Glades Central High School
BENJAMIN FORD – Gove Elementary
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS!!!
2021 Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education
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