Florida Times-Union | By Emily Bloch | August 17, 2021
A top Duval County Schools official is leaving amid back-to-school season.
Wayne Green, the district’s Chief of Schools, is moving on to Polk County Public Schools where he has been hired as a Deputy Superintendent.
Green did not formally announce his departure, but a Polk County School Board meeting agenda detailed the job shift. It’s scheduled to be approved next week.
He confirmed the move with the Times-Union Tuesday morning.
“I have been offered a great opportunity in Polk County and have been considering this possibility,” he said in an email. “It would allow me to serve under a superintendent I have known for years and admire greatly.”
Green transitioned to Duval County Public Schools in 2018 as a regional superintendent. Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Greene (no relation) later appointed him to his current position with a focus on propping up at-risk schools. His career in education dates back to 2003 according to a biography he provided Polk County Schools with — he worked as a school principal in Orange County and Sarasota school districts.
Though not always a position heavily in the public eye in Jacksonville, Green participated in panels including one hosted by Friends of Northwest Jacksonville Schools in 2019 on the state of schools in the area. The event was publicized by the group Pastors for Florida Children.
The Times-Union has reached out to Duval Schools for comment on how the move will impact the school district. This story is developing.