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[Video]: Grammy-nominated “Mad Violinist” Wows Students

Mad Violinist visits UB Kinsey

Ashanti Floyd, known as “The Mad Violinist” wowed students at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts with a master class and offered inspiring words to aspiring musicians in the school’s orchestra. Floyd, who has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times, said that visiting the West Palm Beach school was like coming home.  …

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School District of PBC Leads State in Schools of Excellence

Schools of Excellence

Fifty-nine District-operated schools in Palm Beach County have been designated as Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education, making the School District of Palm Beach County the leader in Schools of Excellence in the state of Florida. The School of Excellence distinction is given to schools that maintain an A or B grade…

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Kelly Mills Burke Selected as New Principal of Olympic Heights High School

Kelly Mills Burke was recently approved by the School Board as the new principal at Olympic Heights Community High School. Ms. Mills Burke is a former assistant principal of curriculum at Olympic Heights and most recently served as the principal at Addison Mizner Elementary School. She is replacing Dave Clark, who has taken an extended leave…

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District Employee Wins Prestigious Arts Education Award

Edrick Rhodes

Edrick Rhodes, the K-12 Arts Education Program Planner for the School District of Palm Beach County, was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Supervisor/Administrator Award by The Florida Art Education Association (FAEA). The award recognizes recipients who, among other qualities, demonstrate leadership within the organization and the field of art education. The award is…

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District Teachers Nominated for Prestigious LifeChanger of the Year Awards

Life Changer

Seventeen School District of Palm Beach County teachers have been nominated for 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year Awards, which recognize K-12 educators and employees whose excellence and leadership makes a difference in the lives of students. Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of…

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Former District Teacher Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Three people in photo with one person holding an award.

Alicia Foy was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Foy, who previously taught at Poinciana Elementary School, received the PAEMST award which is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science. As part of the award, Foy received $10,000 from the National Science…

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Board Member Whitfield Honored for Support of LGBTQ Community

School Board member Erica Whitfield was honored last month as the 2018 recipient of the Compass Leadership Award. Compass, an organization that promotes awareness for the LGBT community, gives the award to recognize the achievements of elected and appointed officials who display the highest level of commitment and long-established record of leadership in social justice…

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