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
TBA Director, Multiple Pathways Education 519-3540
Misty Lynn Administrative Secretary 519-8438
TBA Secretary III 534-0560
TBA Data Specialist 534-7156
Luke Witte Budget Coordinator 519-3540
Jessica Hall Analyst, Technical Support Facilitator 519-8275
Teresa Griffin Analyst, Technical Facilitator/Marketing 519-8276
Amy Donald TRST - GED Testing 284-3008
Carol Trudell Administrative Secretary, GED Testing 284-3008
William "Paul" Webb Agriscience & Natural Resources/Public Service/Industrial Education 534-0518
Laura Hartman Multiple Pathways Coordinator 534-0512
Derrick Woodard Career Pathways Coordinator 519-8707
Leann Bennett Family and Consumer Sciences/Health Science Education 534-0515
Serena Peeler Business/Diversified/Marketing and Technology Education 519-8274
Shaquita Armstrong Program Specialist 519-9294
Belinda Kramer Student Success Coach 519-3679
Dr. Valarie Henry Career Pathways Administrator 534-0825
Nilda Soto Program Manager
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program


Jesus Jaime Employment Specialist
Farmworker Jobs & Education Program
Peter Leon 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.