"I teach in order for students to express their creativity through writing or acting. My elective course allows “middle school angst” to be explored and accepted without judgment while still educating the whole student."
Lawton Chiles Academy, Creative Writing & Drama
"I teach because every day is a chance to spark someone’s imagination, change a heart, or illuminate the greatness inside someone. What other profession can bring you so much joy?"
Pinewood Elementary, Art Teacher
"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
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.