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The School District Partners with New York University to Prepare Teachers


The School District of Palm Beach County is partnering with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development to collaboratively prepare new teachers through an innovative teacher education program. Now in its fourth year, NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency enables students to earn graduate degrees by combining technology-enhanced coursework with full-time residency experiences…

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Washington Elementary Welcomes Carissa Battle as New Principal


A veteran educator and product of Palm Beach County’s public schools is now leading Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach as its new principal. Carissa Battle was named Principal at Washington Elementary this month, and was introduced during the School Board’s regular meeting on April 18. Ms. Battle said she sees herself in her students…

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Award-Winning Principal Takes Helm at Carver Middle

The 2017-2018 Principal of the Year Sandra Edwards is coming home to Delray Beach where she will lead Carver Middle School as the new principal. Her appointment was announced at the Board Meeting on February 21. “I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Edwards said at the Board Meeting. She talked about being born and raised…

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Starlight Cove ES Welcomes Kimberly Jules as New Principal

Starlight Cove Elementary School is welcoming a new principal to board the “Train” and lead the Lantana school. Kimberly Jules was approved by the School Board on Wednesday, January 17 and will be replacing current principal Cara Hayden, who is set to become the new principal of Wellington High School next month. “I am looking…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Conniston Middle School Science Teacher Named PBCSD’s Teacher of the Week

Conniston Middle School teacher Stephanie Killingsworth poses with her I.B. Science students after being named PBCSD's Teacher of the Week on December 7, 2017.

Conniston Middle School International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Science teacher Stephanie Killingsworth’s lessons extend well beyond her classroom, the school campus, and even national borders. These lessons, and a dedication to her students that knows no boundaries, are what earned Ms. Killingsworth the honor of being named the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the…

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School District Hiring Bus Drivers

Two school buses in a parking lot

The School District is seeking school bus drivers to be trained and ready for the road. The District is currently seeking 25 to 30 drivers to help create a reserve of drivers to help fill spots vacated by drivers who retire or leave their positions. Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Palm Beach Gardens HS English Teacher Named Teacher of the Week for PBCSD

Mr. Seth Erstein of Palm Beach Gardens High School poses with his students after being named the District's #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week.

The surprise on Seth Erstein’s face was unmistakable this morning, as representatives from the School District of Palm Beach County and ValuTeachers Team SoBetter joined the Palm Beach Gardens High School administration in recognizing him as the District’s #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week. Mr. Erstein was nominated for the Teacher of the Week award by…

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