Polk Academies Advisory Board Retreat - "One Polk"


Imagine aligning all of Polk County’s extraordinary resources into a unified vision of a school system second to none...

The time is now to drive educational transformation!



Retreat Goals:

  • Meet the New Superintendent of Polk County Public Schools
  • Understand the Alignment Nashville Model
  • Format and Frame “One Polk”
  • Organize and Design Local Polk County Model to Support the District Strategic Plan
  • Leverage Academies through “One Polk” to:
    -Produce a Globally Competitive Workforce
    -Improve School Grades
    -Exceed State Graduation Rates
    -Improve Economic Impact & Reduce Unemployment Rate

One Polk

Session 1: Kathryn Leroy, Superintendent of Polk County Public Schools

Vision for Polk


  • Academic Goals for Improvement
  • Baseline Data
  • Effective Teachers
  • Gains in Reading, Math, Science, Writing
  • Graduation Rates
  • Identify Disconnect
  • Increase Student Achievement
  • Wall to Wall Academiesli


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Superintendent of Polk County Schools

Session 2: Sydney Rogers, Executive Director of Alignment Nashville

Alignment Nashville ‐ Model for Educational Transformation

Session 3: David Petr, President of Central Florida Development Council (CFDC)

Education and the Site Selector Perspective




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President of Central Florida Development Council (CFDC)

Session 4: Philip Mowry,Vice President & Chief Legal Officer of WellDyne, Inc.

Producing a Globally Competitive Workforce

Session 5: Sydney Rogers, Executive Director of Alignment Nashville

Consensus Workshop

Consesus Workshop Overview