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Join us Friday, January 13

for our next LBA lunch meeting

Our meeting  begins at 12:00 PM  at the Lakeland Country Club on Friday, January 13 with special guest speaker, Frederick Heid, Polk County Schools Superintendent.

In April 2021, Frederick Heid was unanimously selected by the Polk County School Board to become the new superintendent of Polk County Public Schools.  In this leadership role, he oversees one of the 30 largest school districts in the United States and the seventh largest in Florida — serving more than 110,000 students (pre-K through 12th grade) 

Mr. Heid arrived in Polk County with an extensive background in education. Mr. Heid arrived in Polk County with an extensive background in education. More than 20 years ago, he was a teacher at Booker Middle School in Sarasota County, Fla. In just his third year as an educator, he was recognized as Sarasota County’s Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Heid later became an assistant principal at Westridge Middle School in Orange County, where he developed a data-driven instructional program to better target students’ academic needs.

      In 2006, Mr. Heid was promoted to principal of Liberty Middle School. He successfully transformed the school’s culture and academic performance, improving its grade from a “C” to an “A” on the Florida Department of Education’s school report card.  

Mr. Heid was asked to transfer to Memorial Middle School where he improved this school’s grade from a “D” to a “C” by supporting academic rigor, literacy development and a culture of achievement.

      In June 2010, he joined the Florida Department of Education to help schools struggling to boost student academic performance. He served as Bureau Chief for School Improvement and leader of Florida’s Differentiated Accountability (DA) project, where his duties included the monitoring and support of 300 schools in DA targeted assistance.

      Mr. Heid later became Chief Academic Officer for Duval County Public Schools, a large district serving more than 127,000 students.   In June 2014 he was appointed as superintendent of District 300 in Algonquin, IL. 

      He holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida and is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.


Registration is required and deadline is January 9th.

    Contact Lisa Oliver at 863.838.6691 with questions.

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Lakeland Bar Monthly Meetings for 2022-2023

Join us at the Lakeland Country Club beginning in September at NOON on the second Friday of each month.   Registration is required and guests are welcome.

January 13 - Superintendent Frederick Heid

March 10 - Judicial Assistant's Appreciation Luncheon

March 17 - Bench Bar St. Patrick's Day Celebration

April 14 -   CLE Meeting for our members

May 5- Law Day Celebration




President - Kevin Albaum
Vice President – Nicholas Sellars
Treasurer -
Randy Mink   
Secretary -
Elliott Mitchell
Past President - Melodie Lopez


Barbara Davis
Tony Stevens
Hon. Michael McCarthy 
Liesl Weeks    
Collin Clark
Nick Troiano 
Jillian Spangler
Ramona Blankinship
Martha Tellez
Elliott Mitchell
Deborah Carroll
Chase Pansler
Julianne Ortman

Lakeland Bar Association
PO Box 2883
Lakeland, FL 33806

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