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Subject Matter Expert Title Contact Information
Karen Pfister Senior Coordinator of Certification karen.pfister@polk-fl.net
Migdalia Alvarez-Morales Certification,Teacher Resource Specialist Trainer migdalia.alvarez@polk-fl.net
Joanelle Arana Certification Specialist joanelle.arana@polk-fl.net
Kimberly Gooch Certification Specialist kimberly.gooch@polk-fl.net
Liz Hargis Certification, Personnel Assistant liz.hargis@polk-fl.net

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The Teacher Advisor - New Issues Coming Soon!

The Teacher Advisor is a quarterly newsletter committed to keeping Polk County School teachers informed and advised of areas of interest and concern relating to Teacher Certification, Endorsement and Compliance.

Archived Issues

Topic: Certificate Renewal & Out-of-Field

November 2013 Volume 4 Issue1

Topics: Transfers and ESE Updates, MGIC - Repeal and Grandfathering, MGIC and Aesop (Substitute Calling System), Advanced Degree Information

Topics: Out of Field, ESE Course Code Director, Transfers, Adding and Renewing Your Teaching Certificate, Aesop (Substitute Calling System) Q&A

Topics: Compliance Issues, Out of Field Deadlines and Consequences, Renewing a Professional Certificate, and Compliance Assurance Plan (CAP letters)

KES Aesop Substitute Calling System

KES Aesop is a service provided by Kelly Educational Services that enables Substitute Teachers to select daily substitute assignments. If you have questions or need assistance using the KES Aesop service, please call 1.855.6052752.

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