State Recognizes Two of the District’s Generous Business Partners

Business Partner WinnersTwo of the School District’s outstanding business partners were recognized this summer by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart during the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards.

Brooks Hannula, owner of Horace Mann Company and Dr. Tomer Haik D.D.S., P.A., were among the more than 40 businesses and individuals honored at the event.  The awards recognized businesses for their extraordinary contributions to public education in Florida.

Dr. Tomer Haik has been a business partner with District for the past seven years in support of Golden Grove Elementary School. Haik’s personal goal has been to help all students grow up with healthy smiles and positive attitudes toward dental care. To reach this goal, Haik’s onsite health and wellness engagements have positively impacted the lives of students.

Haik also participates in Career Day at Golden Grove and supplies special fundraising programs and gift certificates for its silent auction to help raise much-needed funds for the school.

As a company ‘Founded by Educators for Educators’, Horace Mann believes educators are taking care of our children’s future, and they deserve someone to look after theirs. Staying true to that commitment,  Brooks Hannula, agency owner of Horace Mann insurance company, has been a proud partner in education for several years.

The partnership between Horace Mann and Palm Beach County schools has helped bring numerous resources to educators, allowing them to enhance their classrooms through maximizing their success of using DonorChoose.org to obtain classroom supplies such as laptops, tablets, and books to help them teach their students.

Horace Mann has also assisted educators in managing their student loan debt. Through its Student Loan Solutions program, Brooks Hannula meets with educators to discuss ways to eliminate or reduce student loan debt. Since April 2016, Brooks Hannula has assisted in saving Palm Beach County teachers more than $3 million.

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About Partners in Education: The School District of Palm Beach County Partners In Education program is an enterprising initiative that allows businesses and community organizations to support public education in Palm Beach County. The partnerships are dynamic, innovative, mutually beneficial, and contribute significantly to educating students and preparing them to be successful in the global market place. Becoming a Partner In Education is an opportunity for the academic and business community to unite in a way that enhances the learning environment for students. Resources offered by businesses and community organizations (volunteers, funding, equipment, materials, and assistance with special needs) positively impact student achievement and enrich the lives of students.