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You’re not just looking for a place to work. You’re looking for a place to grow professionally and personally. You’ve found it in Polk County Public Schools.

Polk County Public Schools offers one of the highest beginning teacher salaries in the state and a generous benefits package.

Michelle Dinwiddie
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Polk County Public Schools offers incredible support for new and veteran teachers. With innovative programs that promote a sense of unity and community, Polk County Public Schools seeks to make teachers feel appreciated and valued. I love working where I feel I am needed and I am making a difference.

Michelle Dinwiddie
Cody Puckett
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I love what I do! I am a special music educator at Karen M. Siegel Academy. I work with 3-22 year old mild to severely disabled students. I teach, sing, and make music with all my students all day long. I think it is a pretty amazing job! I love coming to my job and inspiring my students to be creative and to be their best selves. I am not only teaching my students of musical concepts but also skills that they need to take on the world one day. I am very grateful that I was able to find this position here at PCPS. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!

Cody Puckett
Renard Thomas
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I chose to work for Polk County Public Schools because I wanted to work for an organization that provides high-quality educational opportunities and puts students first. I love working for Polk County Public Schools because I’m able to positively impact our future leaders and help students cultivate their love of reading.

Renard Thomas
Firdaws Ali
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There was something about the camaraderie, spirit of putting the student first, and the strive for excellence that made me inspired me to seek out my educational career in Polk County Public Schools.

Firdaws Ali
Robynn Hamrick
Robynn Hamrick

I really love that Polk County has “SAFE SCHOOLS.” I love that we have a School Guardian that is stationed on our campus. I am proud of Polk County for making the decision to be proactive about our students’ safety.

Robynn Hamrick
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In the Know with Caroline

Why should you teach in Polk County Public Schools? Our Recruiter, Caroline, explains just a few reasons why Polk County is the perfect place to work and live!

Looking for perks? We've got you covered.

Teachers have access to the free automatic full-time educator professional liability coverage offered by the Florida Department of Education. Teachers can learn more about this opportunity here.

Medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance

No-cost employee health clinics

Paid sick time and holidays

Discounts to area businesses and attractions

Flexible spending account

New teacher support, including professional development and mentorship programs

Job Fair Opportunities

Find the latest information on PCPS job fairs and hiring events!

“Are you interested in a rewarding experience helping students become better readers? Americorps is hiring! Earn a living allowance to help with expenses and earn the Segal Education Award to help pay for college courses or pay off student loans! You can even gift the award to a child or grandchild if you are 55 or older. “

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