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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

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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

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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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