Resilience 101 – Professional Development Workshop

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County invites educators to attend a professional development workshop on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Florida Southern College. Kami Guarino, educational leadership coach and founder of The Excellence Team, will lead the Resilience 101: Learn How to Thrive Not Just Survive in Your School seminar. Attendees will be able to receive Polk County Public Schools in-service credit. The workshop tuition and book fee will be provided through a gift by David and Jean Bunch. Florida Southern College will provide light refreshments.



Professional development workshop for educators led by Kami Guarino to help attendees thrive, rather than survive, in their schools; PCPS inservice credit available


Polk County educators


Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:30-6 p.m.


Anne MacGregor Recital Hall at Florida Southern College
(directly across walkway from Branscomb Auditorium); 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland


Tuition and book fee underwritten by David & Jean Bunch


RSVP by Monday, March 2 to LRC at 863-688-9477 or

About Kami Guarino:


Click for a map of Florida Southern College to find the Anne MacGregor Recital Hall
(RD on map).


LRC to Raise Funds for Students and Programs at 2020 Benefit

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) will host its annual For the Love…of Learning benefit to aid Polk County students on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst.
This evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, is aimed at raising program aid and LRC scholarship funds for deserving students and will feature hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, libations, and a world-class silent auction.
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items available for bids as well as activities that include dining and drinking experiences, entertainment options, sport outings, shopping sprees, and more.
The 45-year academic nonprofit will recognize Joyce Barclay as the 2020 Honoree. Honorees are supporters who have assisted in expanding and extending the LRC mission of helping students maximize their learning potential.
In addition to leading sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities, CenterState Bank, Bank of Central Florida, GrayRobinson, Payne Air Conditioning & Heating, Drs. Dorsey and Sandy Hightower, Dr. Eileen Wills, Hunt and Mary Berryman, Mark Thompson, The Dean Family Foundation, Prime Meridian Bank, Todd and Suzette Jones, and Citizens Bank & Trust are event sponsors.
Those interested in attending may purchase admission at for $80 each or $150 for two. LRC tutors will receive discounted pricing of $50. Other ways to support this cause for education include becoming a sponsor, donating silent auction items, bestowing a scholarship or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.