Ronette Dill - New Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Incoming Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron H. Greene announced Thursday that Ronette Dill has been selected as the district's next Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Dill, principal of Saluda Elementary School since 2005, will fill the position currently held by Greene when he officially becomes Polk County Schools' superintendent on August 1, replacing William J. Miller, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
"We are pleased to announce Ronette Dill will be joining our central office staff as the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Polk County Schools," Greene said.
"Mrs. Dill has been a proven, dedicated and respected educator serving students and families in Polk County for many years. We are excited Mrs. Dill will bring her experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to this new role."
Dill has been part of Polk County Schools since 1991, when she joined the staff at Saluda Elementary as a first grade teacher. She later taught middle school mathematics in Saluda before becoming the elementary school's principal.
Dill was named the Western Region Principal of the Year in 2009 and led Saluda Elementary to a National Blue Ribbon School award in 2012 and High Performance School Recognition in 2014-2015.
"It has been an honor to serve the Saluda community as teacher and principal over the past 25 years," Dill said. "The tremendous support provided by fellow educators, parents and community members has created within me a strong belief that positive relationships within a school community can create an environment where all students flourish.
"In my new role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, my primary goal will be to work collaboratively with school-level administrators and teachers to help ensure every Polk County student has the opportunity to participate in meaningful, high-quality academic experiences, which will prepare them for a successful future."
A graduate of Mars Hill College who received her master's degree and educational specialist's degree from Converse College, Dill holds professional educator licenses in K-6 Elementary Education, Middle Grades Mathematics (6-9), Principal (K-12) and Curriculum Instructional Specialist.
"I am grateful for this opportunity and am deeply committed to working with Polk County's Board of Education and Mr. Greene as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our students in Polk County," Dill said.
2016 Volleyball Camp
Monday June 20 - Wednesday June 22
Polk County High School
Upcoming Kindergarten- 5th grade, 9:00-11:00 AM
Upcoming 6th grade-8th grade, 12:30-2:30 PM
Upcoming 9th grade-12th grade, 3:00-5:00
Cost: $60 (Tshirts included)
Make checks payable to PCHS volleyball.
Early registration and payments are accepted or you can pay and register the day of camp!
Please see Coach Hill at PCHS or the front office of PCHS/ PCMS/ Stearns/ or any elementary school for camp brochures with registration form!
Aaron Greene Chosen as Superintendent
The Polk County Board of Education approved Monday night the selection of Aaron H. Greene as the next superintendent of Polk County Schools.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Polk County Schools,” Greene said. “I have been fortunate to work in this district for 22 years as a teacher, principal and district administrator and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our students, families, schools and county in this new role.
“I am excited to work with our dedicated Polk County Board of Education, outstanding public educators and incredibly supportive local community to ensure we continue to improve and provide the best education possible for our students.”
A summa cum laude graduate of Appalachian State, Greene came to Polk County in 1994 as a mathematics instructor at Polk County High School. He served as lead teacher/technology specialist before becoming the school’s assistant principal in 2002. Greene replaced Miller as Polk County High School’s principal in 2003 and held that position until joining the district administration in 2011.
Greene holds a master’s degree in school administration from UNC Charlotte and will graduate from Appalachian State this summer with Superintendent Licensure. He plans to pursue his doctorate beginning in 2017.
Updated School Calendars
At their February meeting, the Polk County Board of Education approved
updated school calendars.
Links to the calendars can be found at: http://calendar.polkschools.org
Polk County Schools maintains two web sites with stories highlighting our student's accomplishments.
www.polkstudents.com - highlights academic accomplishments
www.polksports.com - highlights athletic accomplishments
The links below will take you to the full stories on
student's most recent accomplishments. Once on the site, you can browse to other academic or athletic stories.
Polk County Schools Superintendent William J. Miller announcednight that he plans to retire prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
At a specially called meeting of the Polk County Board of Education, Miller informed the board of his intent to retire effective. Miller has been superintendent of Polk County Schools since April 1, 2004, and has served more than 30 years in the district.
"This has been a difficult decision and time for me," Miller said. "The opportunity to serve as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in the community and school system where I grew up has been the joy of my life.
"I leave with nothing but the best of memories. I will always cherish the relationships I have had with board members, administrators, teachers, parents and, most of all, students. This is a special place and it has been my honor to be a small part of it."