FDLRS Human Resources Development (HRD) function personnel collaboratively plan and provide information, training, technical assistance/consultation, and resources related to effective instructional strategies and models for the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have unique needs based on locally assessed needs and established priorities.

HRD services include needs assessments and personnel development with multi-level professional learning activities at the awareness, comprehensive, integration, application, and follow-up levels.

A Sampling of Services offered by local HRD personnel

Professional Learning

  • Accessing the General Curriculum
  • Accommodations
  • Behavior and Classroom Management Strategies
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Disability Awareness
  • ESE 101
  • Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for all Content Areas
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Facilitated IEP
  • Gifted
  • IEP Development
  • Matrix of Services
  • Multisensory Learning
  • Support Personnel & SwD
  • Universal Design for Learning

Service Delivery

  • Classroom Coaching and Modeling
  • Professional Learning Supports

HRD Contacts

Joshua Farrell
HRD Specialist
(863) 535-6486, ext. 458

Donna Swygert
HRD Specialist
(863) 535-6486, ext. 457

If you require any type of accommodation for an event sponsored by the Polk County School District, accommodation requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the event. To arrange accommodation, contact the School or department sponsoring the event. For assistance, contact the Office of Equity & Compliance in Human Resource Services at (863) 534-0513. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1 (800) 955-8771.