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Please use the form below to contact the Superintendent,Kathryn LeRoy, with any suggestions, comments, or questions.
Kathryn LeRoy was appointed Polk’s Superintendent of Schools June 1, 2013 and has more than 28 years of education experience. She has extensive expertise in current educational reform practices, standards-based curriculum alignment and development, professional development, support of low performing students and schools, accountability, personnel and fiscal management. Prior to arriving in Polk County, Mrs. LeRoy served as Chief Academic Officer and Chief Officer of Mathematics and Science for Duval County Schools, and Executive Director of Science and District Supervisor of Science for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Mrs. LeRoy holds a Master of Science in Animal Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Maryland. She also holds an Educational Leadership Certification from Florida Atlantic University.
As Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. LeRoy understands Polk’s challenges. Districts across Florida face similar challenges in accelerating student achievement, eliminating the achievement gap, building capacity of leadership and teachers and shifting to a belief system that supports and nurtures all children. She says “change and positive student results take time and continued persistent focus and effort, especially in these rapidly changing times of standards and assessments, increasing oversight and difficult financial constraints. I believe building a culture of trust and capacity across all levels of the district is essential to meet the ever changing dynamics of public education.”
As Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. LeRoy hopes to leave a legacy of increased student achievement through building teacher capacity and support, and effective district and school leadership, ensuring financial efficiency and strengthening community and business partnerships.
Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy will be visiting Polk County Public Schools throughout the school year. Her progress is being tracked and reported.