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33rd Annual Teacher of the Year Award Banquet

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Teacher of the Year event began in 1987 as just a dream of Sunrise Rotarian and current Palm Beach County School Board member Frank Barbieri, starting with just four teachers from Spanish River High School, Loggers Run Middle School and Coral Sunset and Whispering Pines Elementary schools. Since that time over 500 teachers have been awarded this prestigious honor within the greater Boca Raton community.

Each year the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise has recognized outstanding teachers from the current twenty-two public schools in the greater Boca Raton area. The annual Gala attracts over two hundred guests who are treated to an exciting evening of cocktails, live music, honor guards, and a gourmet dinner. Each of the twenty-two teachers being honored are presented with awards, a video recap of their accomplishments and a keynote speaker to close out the evening.

Over the years, the event has grown with a greater number of sponsors, underwriters, local and Congressional dignitaries, and guests. It has attracted the attention of local media and is broadcast live on the Palm Beach County Education Network and through a link on Youtube.

This year the event will be hosted at the Office Depot Corporate Headquarters.


How do I purchase tickets?
Click this link you will have the option to purchase reserved seating tickets to the event.

How do I become a Sponsor or make a Donation?
Click on this link to learn about Sponsorship Opportunities or how to make a Donation.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
All parking will be at the Office Depot Headquarters and assistance will be provided for handicapped parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact the event chair, Dan Spandau, at 561-239-0090 or at eventchair@spandauteam.com for more information.

What’s the refund policy?
Refunds will be provided up until 30-days before the event.