"I teach because I make a difference. I teach because all students deserve to know their worth. I teach to positively influence future generations."
Lake Gibson Middle, Civics Teacher
"I teach because it is important and it establishes a strong foundation for every career."
Union Academy, Robotics Teacher
"My favorite part about being an Ag teacher is the opportunity to also be an FFA Advisor, this allows me to be a part of my students lives in such a way as to support them in projects they are truly passionate about. In short, I teach because of my students!"
Lake Gibson Middle, Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
“I teach because I envision a positive world for future generations. I strive to motivate and encourage all students, particularly those who might be having an especially hard time and need extra support. I believe teachers can give students someone in their corner who believes that they can achieve, progress, and succeed.”
Blake Academy, Social Studies Teacher
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.