Dwyer awards nom­i­nees an­nounced

South Florida Times - - METRO - Con­grat­u­la­tions to the 2017 Dwyer Awards Recipeints * Amy Arm­bruster - Sun­coast High School

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Many be­lieve ed­u­ca­tors are un­sung he­roes be­cause of their low pay and de­mand­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Each year, the Eco­nomic Coun­cil of Palm Beach County, Inc. and the Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of Palm Beach County, Inc. honor out­stand­ing ed­u­ca­tors from pub­lic and pri­vate schools in Palm Beach County to show sup­port and pro­vide fi­nan­cial rewards to a de­serv­ing few.

The 30 fi­nal­ists for the 34th An­nual Wil­liam T. Dwyer Awards for Ex­cel­lence in Ed­u­ca­tion were re­cently an­nounced, and 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, de­vel­oped and sup­ported by the Eco­nomic Coun­cil, 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, 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


* 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


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