"I am driven by the opportunity to unlock the potential of students to achieve what they never thought possible. Teaching is more than facts and figures, it’s about empowering every person in my class to achieve greatness by providing the resources, knowledge, and opportunities for students to thrive."
Kathleen Senior, Digital Video Production Teacher
"The reason I teach......the students. Nothing is more fulfilling than a former student in the workforce thanking you for what they learned while in high school. I love knowing my students leave with a skill set that can make them successful in life."
Lake Region High, Culinary Arts
"I teach because my passion is to instill a love of learning in my students. I alternate assignments and activities to keep them engaged and provide hands-on opportunities to put it all together."
Lake Gibson Middle, U.S. History Teacher
"I teach because… all children, even the older ones, can never have too many people care about and look out for them."
Ridge Technical College, English Teacher
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.