Teddra J. Porteous, Esq.
Associate Superintendent

Brian Warren
Senior Director

Tanya Peavy
Administrative Secretary

Physical Address:
Human Resource Services Division - Building B
1907 South Floral Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

Mailing Address:
Polk County Public Schools
Human Resource Services
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831

Phone (863) 534-0781
Fax (863) 534-0737


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.

*A Department within the Division of Business Services.


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