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Teddra J. Porteous, Esq.
Associate Superintendent

Brian Warren
Senior Director

Wendy Winchester
Administrative Secretary


Our mission is to provide well-qualified and highly-trained human resources who will ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences for our students.

The Polk County School Board is the second largest employer in the county with over 12,000 employees.

  • We educate over 100,000 students in over 160 schools.
  • We have jobs ranging from custodial, food service, transportation, teaching, secretarial and many more.
  • We are the 8th largest school district in Florida and the 28th largest district in the nation.
  • All schools are accredited through AdvanceED.
  • We have a proven track record of employing and promoting women and minorities in our school system.

Polk County is proud to offer the 2nd highest starting teacher salary in the state.

Departmental Information

Employee Relations

Equity and Diversity Management

Recruitment and Educator Quality


Helpful Information

About Polk County: an "All-America County"

About Polk County: Schools, Students and Educators

Steps to working as a Teacher, Paraprofessional or School Leader in Polk County

Human Resource Services Strategic Goals

New Employee Information