Mr. Dent has lived in Polk County for over 29 years, graduating from Lake Wales High School and also completing all of his college education in Polk County. He has worked in Polk County schools for 15 years, beginning his career in Lake Wales. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education Teacher Education from Warner Southern College, and began teaching Exceptional Student Education at Lake Wales High School. In 2005, Mr. Dent moved to McLaughlin Middle School and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. In 2009, Mr. Dent moved to Lake Gibson Middle and served as a Dean of Students and Acting Assistant Principal before transferring to Fort Meade Middle Senior High School in January 2014.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”