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“Being an educator has been my identity for 40 years, though,” she said. “My task will be to find a new identity.”
Polk County School Board members are happy with Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd and they recently put their praise to paper in her first evaluation.
Jaime Winfree works with at-risk students others gave up on long ago. The Lake Wales High teacher thanked those who didn’t give up on her as she accepted the Polk County Association of Charter Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year award.
Nikki Jordan is a Gator, but she was a Blue Devil first.
Padgett Elementary students shared their science and math lab Thursday with some visitors — a dozen robots.
A dozen children made pirate ships at the Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven Center in Florence Villa as part of the Learning Resource Center of Polk County’s Camp Ready program.
The sounds of small fingertips clicking keys and tiny palms shuffling mice fill the computer lab at Churchwell Elementary School.