End of Year Events
Polk County Schools will be streaming the following End of Year events online. Click the links below at the appointed time to view the events.
Maneen Chosen as Saluda Elementary's
Dr. Cari Maneen has been selected as the next principal of Saluda Elementary School, incoming Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron H. Greene announced Tuesday.
Currently a third grade teacher at Saluda, Dr. Maneen will replace Ronette Dill, who is moving to Polk County Schools’ central office as director of curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Maneen, who has taught at both the elementary and middle school levels, joined Saluda’s faculty in 2005. She has spent more than 20 years in education working as a preschool director, teacher and instructional coach.
Full Story at www.polkstudents.com
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."