The Department of Professional Development for the District of Palm Beach County.

Awards & Events

Mentor Teacher of the Year Award

The District recognizes the importance of supporting our beginning teachers and the impact effective mentoring has on a first year teachers’ success. Mentoring beginning teachers is both a rewarding and demanding job. Therefore, the Mentor Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to outstanding mentor teachers in the District who have gone above and beyond to support and develop our beginning teachers. From a pool of six finalists (three elementary and three secondary), one mentor teacher from each level will be awarded the Mentor Teacher of the Year Award.

Teacher nominees must be full-time classroom teachers who are mentoring a teacher participating in the Educator Support Program or Alternative Certification Program. Only one nominee per school is permitted. All nominees are required to complete the Mentor Teacher of the Year Award Application eForm PBSD 2445.

Click to view a video demonstration of the Beginning Teacher of the Year application process.

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Where: The Board Room / FHESC

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Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

The District recognizes the importance of honoring our beginning teachers. The Beginning Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to outstanding first-year teachers in the District who have made noteworthy professional growth in their first year of teaching. From a pool of six finalists (three elementary and three secondary), one teacher from each level will be awarded the Beginning Teacher of the Year Award. Winners may be invited to deliver a short presentation at Teacher Fest prior to the beginning of the FY18 school year.

Teacher nominees must be full-time classroom teachers who were hired on, or after, January 4, 2016. Nominees must not only be new to the District, but also new to the teaching profession. Only one nominee per school is permitted. All nominees are required to complete the Beginning Teacher of the Year Award application on eForm PBSD 2446.

Click to view a video demonstration of the Beginning Teacher of the Year application process.

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Where: The Board Room / FHESC

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

TeacherFest

TeacherFest is the School District of Palm Beach County's Orientation event for new and returning teachers.  It's where we introduce  teachers to the wide array of academic, intellectual, leadership, cultural, and social experiences available in our District.

When: Friday, August 4th, 2017  •  Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm 

Where: Park Vista High School

Website: www.teacherfest.org