[Video]: Dwyer Award Winners Honored at Kravis Center

Six Palm Beach County School District teachers were honored last week at the Kravis Center during the 34th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education.

Each winner received $3,000 and a crystal flame award for their excellence in teaching elementary, middle and high school education, as well as Special Programs, STEM and Career education.

Elementary Education: Bridget M. Lutz – Gove Elementary School
Middle School Education: Porschia Shelton – Okeeheelee Community Middle School
Senior High School Education: Fawn Tenenbaum – John I. Leonard High School
Special Programs: Meredith Abrams – North Grade Elementary
STEM: Susan Russo – Independence Middle School
Career Education: Alicia Laurence-Bersch – Indian Ridge School

The Dwyer Awards, an annual program developed and supported by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, honors outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County, increases awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, supports educators with financial awards and encourages all residents to promote high standards for excellence in education.

Each of these 2018 Dwyer Award Finalists received $500:

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Shannon Culp – Timber Trace Elementary
Lisette Dagnan – Everglades Elementary
Donald Johnson – Belle Glade Elementary
Bridget Lutz – Gove Elementary School
Julie Scott – Poinciana STEM Elementary School

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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

SENIOR HIGH
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

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
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

STEM
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

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

For more information on the Dwyer Awards, visit www.TheDwyerAwards.com.