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Boca Chamber announces partnership for Teacher of the Year in May

Boca chamber and Golden Bell Education Foundation will partner for this year’s banquet honoring outstanding school teachers.

The 33rd annual Boca Raton Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at Office Depot Headquarters.

Chamber president and CEO Troy McLellan announced their support at Thursday’s chamber breakfast. Golden Bell awards grants for innovative programs.

“We consider this an investment in our children and local educators,” said Pinnacle Advertising CEO Peter Gary, this year’s chairman.


Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise produces the event that member and school board chairman Frank Barbieri Jr. founded more than three decades ago.

A teacher from each school in Boca and west Boca is chosen for the honor. A video shows each teacher at work and a testimonial by the principal. The teachers receive a check from the Rotary Club.

Teacher of the Year raises scholarship funds for education majors at Lynn and Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College. It also pays for continuing education for teachers.

Gary and the committee are accepting sponsorships and underwriting. For details e-mail Danny Spandau at or call 561-239-0090.


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