Agenda Item #12
PA2-Teacher of the Year
Maria Aparicio is the Macy’s/Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Teacher of the Year for The School District of Palm Beach County. Ms. Aparicio is a Physics Honors teacher and Advanced Placement Physics teacher at West Boca Raton Community High School.
She is a National Board Certified Teacher, an Advanced Placement Physics Roundtable Facilitator since 2007, the Hispanic Teacher of the Year in 2003, Palm Beach Science Teacher of the Year in 2004, and a finalist for the Dwyer Award of Excellence in Education in 1995 and 2003.
Ms. Aparicio’s career includes 36 years of teaching in Florida, with seven of these in her current position. She also finds time to mentor students and other teachers, and to volunteer. Since 2004 she has chaired the annual Hispanic Heritage Picnic at St. Jude Catholic Church.