Alignment Teams

Attendance Alignment Team

The Polk Vision Attendance Team’s goal is to promote the importance of school attendance within local elementary schools and our community to decrease absenteeism.

2019-2020 Attendance Team Members

Shannon Gillespie – Co-Chair, Polk County Public Schools

Jacqueline Bryan, Southeastern University

Sarah Bhagat – Lakeland Regional Health

Jeanette Crowley – Polk County Public Schools

Alicia Filippazzo, Cracker Barrel

Chandra Frederick – Polk County BoCC

Matti Friedt – Polk County Public Schools

Andrea Hagan – Heartland for Children

Sandra Hightower – Community Volunteer

Michele Hunt – Heartland for Children

Brenda Johnson – Community Volunteer

Sharon Kochanowski – Polk State College

Raymond Middel – Community Volunteer

Audrey Nettlow – Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven

Sara Beth Reynolds – Polk County School Board

Melissa Rowker – Community Volunteer

Neil Steiger – Polk State College

Peggy Threlkel – Girls Inc.

Michelle Townley – Polk County Public Schools

Steven Warner, Ed.D. – Polk County Public Schools

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