The start of the school year can be hectic and a little overwhelming for everyone — new teachers included. With that in mind, we look forward to our annual reception for new PCPS teachers, held at Venue 650 in Winter Haven. It’s an opportunity to welcome and celebrate our new educators before everything kicks into high gear. Good teachers are more important than ever, and we deeply appreciate those who choose to serve our students and community. We’re also thrilled to have another group of educators join us from overseas this year as part of our foreign exchange initiative. To all of our new teachers for 2022-23: Welcome to Polk County Public Schools. We are so very pleased to meet you. See more photos in our gallery. *** PCPS is always hiring great educators. New teachers start at $47,500 and we provide health insurance, free employee health clinics, Florida Retirement System benefits, and more. For more information about joining our team, please visit polkschoolsfl.com/careers or email our recruiters at email@example.com.