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

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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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District Teacher is State Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Karina Moran, an Accelerated Mathematics Teacher at Manatee Elementary School in Lake Worth, is one of just three teachers in Florida to be recognized as a state finalist for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Moran will be in the running for $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, and…

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School District of Palm Beach County Earns an A; Rated Highest Among Other Large Urban Districts

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The School District of Palm Beach County is an A-rated district, and has the highest number of District-operated “A” schools when compared with other large urban school districts. According to preliminary school grades released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education, the District ranks highest in Florida on total number of points earned when compared…

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FAU Recognizes School District as its Employer of the Year

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The School District of Palm Beach County’s partnership with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) extends far beyond the classroom and lecture hall, and because of that, the FAU Division of Student Affairs has recognized the District as its 2017-2018 Employer of the Year. According to the University, the distinction is awarded to an employer partner that…

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School Board Approves Three Principals, Leadership Roles for Two Others

During a Special Meeting on June 6, the School Board approved new principals for JFK Middle School, Cypress Trails Elementary School and Highland Elementary School, while two current principals were approved for District leadership positions. JFK Middle School Ricky Clark will be the new principal of JFK Middle in Riviera Beach. Clark has been an…

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[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…

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Three District Schools Welcome New Principals

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New leadership was on the agenda as Shari Bremekamp was introduced as principal of Hidden Oaks Elementary School, Corey Brooks as principal of William T. Dwyer High School, and Eli Morales as principal at Okeeheelee Middle School, during the School Board meeting on May 9. As the former principal at Cypress Trails Elementary, Ms. Bremekamp…

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