Finalists for Employees of the Year

Finalists Announced for Annual Recognition of District Employees of the Year in Key Roles
Posted on 11/30/2021
District Employees of the Year

The School District has announced its finalists for the 2021 Palm Beach County Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and School-Related Employee of the Year.

Each finalist was carefully selected by his or her region’s leadership team. All of the nominees have a proven track record of providing exemplary contributions to their schools and communities.

The District will host an event to honor the finalists, referred to as “Celebrate the Great”. The event will take place on January 25, 2022 at the South Florida Science Center. The winners in each category will be announced at that time. Congratulations to each finalist!

Principal of the Year

 Nicole Daly – Jupiter Elementary (North Region)

 Jill Robinson – Indian Pines Elementary (South Region)

 Ana Arce-Gonzalez – South Grade Elementary (Central Region)

 Robera Walker Thompson – Belle Glade Elementary (Glades Region)

Principal of the Year finalists

Assistant Principal of the Year

 Amber Saunders – Jupiter Community High (North Region)

 John Michaels – Boca Raton Community High (South Region)

 Samantha Butler – Palm Beach Central High (Central Region)

 Shaun Schwartztrauber – Lake Shore Middle (Glades Region)

Assistant Principal of the Year finalists

Teacher of the Year

 Victor Fernandez – Beacon Cove Intermediate (North Region)

 Jillian Potenza-Sullivan – Galaxy E3 Elementary (South Region)

 Annabel Wagner – Greenacres Elementary (Central Region)

 Stephanie Hart – Belle Glade (Glades Region)

Teacher of the Year finalists

School-Related Employee of the Year

 Tania Valentine – Watson B. Duncan Middle (North Region)

 Stephanie Ross – Del Prado Elementary (South Region)

 Connie Leonardi – New Horizons Elementary (Central Region)

 Julissa Camacho – Gove Elementary (Glades Region)

School-Related Employee of the Year finalists

The School District of Palm Beach County