​​​​​​​​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designer
Nancy Pobiak

​Yolanda Cernicky

account managers
Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Wanda Glockson
Joetta Palumbo


bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman

photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors

Kayla Anderson
Matthew Auerbach
Ron Bukley
Chris Felker
Denise Fleischman
Melanie Otero
Taylor Renner
Shayna Tanen
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Julie Unger
Deborah Welky

​​​​​​Dawn Rivera, Publisher

​​    Preparing to take the SAT, that all-important college entrance exam, is crucial to most high school students. This month, we speak to several Wellington-area experts, who share their advice about how to get ready for the standardized test that can make a crucial difference in college acceptance rates.
     Keeping with this theme, our annual education feature section in this issue visits with several area schools to learn more about what each has to offer Wellington students. The featured schools include the American Heritage School, Glades Day School, the Oxbridge Academy, Saint Andrews School, the Wellington Preparatory School and the Upper Echelon Academy.
     We have all had that one teacher who made the difference in our lives. For many, Palm Beach Central High School teacher Dr. Evangeline Aguirre is one of those teachers. She recently got the surprise of her life when Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa, Palm Beach County School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw and School Board Member Marcia Andrews showed up at her Wellington school to honor Aguirre as Palm Beach County’s teacher of the year. Read more about her unique dedication and all that has led to this moment, in this issue.
     Also this month, Wellington The Magazine hears from dressage rider Gardy Bloemers, who has found the perfect fit in Wellington. With both of her horses competing in Small Tour, Bloemers, a competitive rider and wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch, recently wrapped up another successful season in Wellington and found the perfect balance between her professional career, riding and volunteer work.
     Wellington Table this month samples the signature dish El Patron at Los Agaves, which offers great food in an authentic Mexican atmosphere. Wellington Real Estate checks in with the Bowen Realty team of Jeff Browning and Larry Moffett, who specialize in residential real estate. Wellington Health visits with Patricia Cepeda-Russell of Multilingual Psychotherapy Centers Inc. (MPCI), who treats patients using their own culture and diversity. Wellington Designer catches up with Consign & Design’s Nanci Smith, who brings her lifetime of experience to each client. Wellington Home this month rings the bell at a lovely Palm Beach Polo estate featuring five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in an open, airy floor plan filled with natural light. And finally, Wellington Sports hits a strike catching up with bowling champion and rider Heather Pampena, who hasn’t let her disability stop her accomplishments.
     As the school year draws to an end, all of us here at Wellington The Magazine congratulate our area’s Class of 2017 graduates and send well wishes to all the new students entering preschool this upcoming fall.
   

​​​​​​​​​​​The SAT:
To Prep Or Not To Prep?

​​​Dawn Rivera

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