Greg Zawyer Principal of the Year Award

About the Greg Zawyer Principal of the Year Award

The Greg Zawyer Principal of the Year Award is bestowed annually upon a school Principal who has made a significant contribution to education.  

The recipient must be a school Principal of a private or a public school that is located within the boundaries of the Village of Palmetto Bay. The individual must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to education during their career.  To be considered for the award,  nominations must explain how the individual has made a significant impact to their school, our community and education.

Nominations are accepted from Village residents during the nomination period, usually during the month of September, to be considered by the Education Advisory Committee.  The committee is in charge of selecting the winner.  The awardee is presented with a plaque during the Annual Principals' Breakfast, typically held in October.

2022 Greg Zawyer Principal of the Year Awardee

Each year, the Education Advisory Committee reviews nominations for the GREG ZAWYER PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD.  The award is bestowed upon a school principal in Palmetto Bay who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in his/her role.  The 2022 GREG ZAWYER PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD was awarded to:

Mrs. Victoria Dobbs

Principal at Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Mrs. Dobbs was recognized during the Principals Breakfast on October 13, 2022.   Read more about Mrs. Dobbs in this special publication.

Mayor presenting award to Principal Dobbs
regional superintendent recognizing Ms. Dobbs
Group photo

See more event photos here

2021 Greg Zawyer Principal of the Year Awardee

Principal-of-the-Year Award Nomination Period AnnouncementMrs. Deanne Dalby

Principal at Howard Drive Elementary School

Mrs. Dalby was recognized during the Regular Council Meeting held on November 1, 2021.  Click here to watch the meeting video.