Dwyer Awards Nominees Announced, Ceremony May 8

Dwyer Awards Nominees Announced, Ceremony May 8
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – April 27, 2018 – The Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. in partnership with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. recently announced the 30 finalists for the 34th 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 May 8 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

The Dwyer Awards is an annual program developed and supported by the Economic Council to honor outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County.

The awards increase awareness of the exemplary teaching in the community, supports educators with financial awards, and encourages all residents to promote high standards for excellence in education. For more information and to purchase tickets to the ceremony, please visit the Dwyer Awards website.

2018 Dwyer Award Finalists

* Shannon Culp - Timber Trace Elementary
* Martha Griffith - Watson B. Duncan Middle School
* Jamie Groves - Bak Middle School of the Arts
* Stephanie Killingsworth - Conniston Middle School
* Porschia Shelton - Okeeheelee Community Middle School
* Thomas Simone - Don Estridge High Tech Middle School

* Amy Armbruster - Suncoast High School
* Jamie Bryan - Palm Beach Gardens High School
* Melissa Lorenz - Royal Palm Beach Community High School
* Malissa McAuley - Pahokee Middle-Senior High School
* Fawn Tenenbaum - John I. Leonard High School

* Meredith Abrams - North Grade Elementary
* Margaret Koskan-Brody - Beacon Cove Intermediate School
* Beverly Wessel - Crestwood Middle School
* Alane White - Western Pines Middle School
* Anna Young - Sunrise Park Elementary School

* Craig Adams - Alexander.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
* Meghan Hess Shamdasani - South Tech Academy
* Erich Landstrom - SouthTech Preparatory Academy
* Shari Rodgers - Jupiter Community High School
* Susan Russo - Independence Middle School

* Karen Kummerlen - Palm Beach Gardens High School
* Alicia Laurence-Bersch - Indian Ridge High School
* Cheryl Marshall Shimmel - Olympic Heights Community High School
* Nathan Wellman - Okeeheelee Community Middle School
* Maria Yoder - Park Vista Community High School

About the School District of Palm Beach County

The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 183,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has nearly 21,000 employees, including more than 12,000 teachers.
By: InFlorida Staff Writer on Apr 27, 2018
Tags: education, schools, Community Events, Kravis Center, JUPCAT: Schools
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