Education Committee

This committee promotes partnership among educational institutions and businesses. This committee creates fundraising opportunities, advocates awareness about trends, opportunities, and challenges in the education community, facilitates education programs with local institutions, and spreads the word about the John C. Giba Student leadership Awards and annual Teacher of the Year Awards.

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day is designed to help community leaders better understand the complex role of the school principal, experience the issues that a principal faces on a daily basis, and to strengthen business-education partnerships.

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Principal For A Day program is a one-day commitment during the week of October 23-27, 2017. For more information, please contact Joel Flores.

To apply, click here.

Recent Activity

The Education Committee seeks to 1) educate our members on issues related to, or concerning education, 2) promote education within the Chamber membership, and 3) promote business education partnerships. To support these goals, our Committee will hold the 4th Annual Principal for a Day event October 23-27, 2017. We have tasked a subcommittee with exploring and developing opportunities to partner with the business community to provide critical STEM related equipment and resources to our local public and private schools. We continue to invite businesses and educational leaders to speak to our Committee to increase our knowledge and understanding of the resources available to our community. Finally, our Committee continues to support student interaction with the business community by sponsoring student attendance at the Chamber’s Business Before Hours events.

Committee Chair

Helen Zientek
April is for Authors Foundation, Inc,
hzientek@comcast.net

Members

Ilan Berkner, Berkner Consulting
Jay Boggess, School District of PB County – North Area
John Couris, Jupiter Medical Center
Patty Dent, Buttelman & Associates
Arty Falk, Palm Beach Gardens High School
Joel Flores, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Katrina Granger, School District of PB County – North Area
Ed Gruvman, Nutrition S’Mart
Beth Kigel, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Claudia Kirk Barto, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Inc
Christina Lambert, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
Kimberly Lea, Keiser University
Dr. Becky Mercer, Palm Beach State College
Ken Montgomery, Barnabas Consulting Group, Inc.
Rachael Ondrus, Palm Beach State College
Mary Lou Primm, The Benjamin School
Mark Smith, AIA, LEED BD+C, Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc.
Marcie Tinsley, City Of Palm Beach Gardens
Robert Van Der Velde, J.D., Palm Beach State College
Gregory Weil, Club Z In-Home Tutoring of Jupiter
Edward Willey, Palm Beach State College
David Zelner, McHale and Slavin, P.A.
Helen Zientek, April is for Authors Foundation, Inc.

Meetings

1st Wednesday of every other month at 8:00 a.m. at Palm Beach State College. Except during Summer Vacation.

Eligibility

All Chamber members are welcome to participate. Guests are welcome.

Staff Contact

Joel Flores
VP, Business Development & Small Business Initiatives
joel@pbnchamber.com
(561) 748-3953