The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club presented the Crystal Apple Award to Damarise Reyes on May 4 at Crestwood Middle School. Reyes teaches English as a Second Language (ESOL) at the school.
The award, presented by the club since 1994, is given to an outstanding teacher in Royal Palm Beach and has become known as the “Teacher of the Year” award.
Reyes started her teaching career in 1985 and has been with the Palm Beach School District for more than 20 years. She has two kids, both of whom have left home and are living in California.
Reyes loves to teach, loves the students in her class, and feels that they have replaced her kids who have left the nest. She was also recognized at the Rotary Club weekly meeting on Thursday May 5.
ABOVE: Damarise Reyes (center) with Crestwood Middle School Principal Stephanie Nance and Tony Endler from the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club.