The "Education Talk" radio program airs Tuesdays @5PM on Talk 1430 AM & 96.7 FM, and is hosted by Assistant Superintendent John Small. As part of WLKF's "Ask the Experts" hour, this weekly education discussion features students, teachers and business partners in our Polk County Public Schools.

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The Mission of this department is to educate students to be responsible, productive, competent contributors to the workforce.

About Us

Workforce Education offers assistance, information and guidance on:

  • Academies and Pre-Academies
  • Programs such as Agriscience, Business, Diversified, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Science, Industrial, Marketing, Public Service and Technology
  • Services which include Adult Education, Farmworkers, GED, and Career Pathways
  • School Enterprises in business, childcare, culinary, fashion, and technology.

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All phone number area codes are 863

Name: Title: Phone:
Marc Hutek Assistant Superintendent 519-8437
Britt Gross Director, Multiple Pathways Education 519-3540
Misty Edwards Administrative Secretary 519-8438
Maria Comperchio Secretary III 534-0825
Jeanette Bowden Data Specialist 534-7156
Clifton Kahler Budget Analyst 534-0560
Jessica Hall Analyst, Technical Support Facilitator 519-8275
Teresa Griffin Analyst, Technical Facilitator/Marketing 519-8276
Pam Bodwell TRST - GED Testing 534-7450
Cynthia King Secretary, GED Testing 534-7450
William "Paul" Webb Agriscience & Natural Resources/Public Service/Industrial Education 534-0518
Laura Hartman Polk Career Academies 534-0512
Derrick Woodard Career Pathways 519-8707
Leann Bennett Family and Consumer Sciences/Health Science Education 534-0515
Serena Peeler Business/Diversified/Marketing and Technology Education 519-8274
Nilda Soto Program Manager
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program


Jesus Jaime Employment Specialist
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program
Open / Pending Program Assistance Technical
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program
Isabel Camacho Program Assistance Technician
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program


Norma Miranda Program Assistance Technician
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program

Visit our Staff Directory to contact any staff member via e-mail.