The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce through its Education Foundation, will be once again recognizing eight outstanding teachers for their incredible work and contribution to education in Miami Beach at their Annual Elayne Weisburd Excellence In Education Awards Luncheon held this year on May 17, 2023 at the Miami Beach Woman’s Club. FPL is the presenting sponsor this year.
The annual event was created in honor of Elayne Weisburd who was the first woman elected to the City of Miami Beach Commission in 1977 and served as the Chair on the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation Committee for 12 years.
In recognition of her service, each year the Chamber honors the Outstanding Teacher
of the Year with "The Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Award". Elayne, who was widely regarded as a no-nonsense, hard-working champion of the people, serve on the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, The Public Health Trust and as President of the Miami Jewish Health Systems Hazel Cypen Tower Tenants' Council.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees: Camilla Fantechi (Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8), Celida Cuenca (Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8), Carolyn Greene (Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary School), Romy Verite (North Beach Elementary School), Ashley Quiroz (Biscayne Beach Elementary School), Julia Menendez (Treasure Island Elementary School), Tannis Carpenter (Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School) and Linda S. Merilus (Miami Beach Senior High School).