Education Awards

What: Palm Beach Illustrated’s Education Awards will recognize individuals and organizations making an impact on education in the Palm Beaches. Consistent with Palm Beach Illustrated magazine’s commitment to literacy and the advancement of education, this annual program is a celebration of the diversity, innovation, and collaborative spirit of our academic community. Awards will be presented in four categories:

Educator of the Year This award will be given to a Palm Beach County educator whose course materials have had a significant impact on students and peers, and who has demonstrated best and/or innovative educational practices in the classroom.


    • Brianna Riley, Jerry Thomas Elementary School
    • Jennifer Petti, Palm Beach Public
    • Jennifer Sabugo, Palm Beach Day Academy
    • Jessica Jackson, Hagen Road Elementary
    • Mildred Acosta, Rosarian Academy
    • Tiffany Cox, Lake Worth Community High School

Outstanding Academic Program This honor will be awarded to a single program at a Palm Beach County academic institution. Award criteria include learning outcomes, impact on students and the community, and level of innovation.


    • Lake Worth Community High School Band Program
    • Palm Beach Day Academy Gardens Program
    • Rosarian Academy’s STEM Curriculum
    • The Greene School Aviation Academy

Award for Institutional Excellence This award will be presented to a Palm Beach County institution that has demonstrated exemplary achievements in academic excellence and student success, has championed diversity and inclusion, and has effectively engaged in community outreach and partnerships.


    • Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches
    • Crosspointe Elementary School
    • Crossroads Academy
    • Hispanic Human Resources Council
    • Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Innovation Award This award will be presented to a Palm Beach County institution that has demonstrated leadership in innovation and technology through programs, activities, and partnerships that enhance student success in STEM studies.


    • ASCEND program, Florida Atlantic University Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
    • The Aerospace and Innovation Academy
    • The Health, Wellness & Aquatics Program at Connections
    • The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

When: September 7th, 2023
Cocktail reception: 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Mental Health and Education: 7:00 pm
Awards presentation: 7:30 pm
Where: The Ben, Autograph Collection

How to dress:  Business attire