Senior Director of ESOL for Polk County Public Schools
Patricia Trejo earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in Mass Communications from The University of Florida. Her Master’s Degree is in Educational Leadership, and she is currently a Doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Trejo has been a leader in public education for 25 years, serving as a Teacher, Learning Team Facilitator, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Program Planner. She currently serves as the Senior Director of ESOL for Polk County Public Schools.
In 2014, Mrs. Trejo was named SECME Administrator of the Year. In 2016, she was the first Latina to be inducted into Auburndale High School’s Hall of Fame in Polk County, FL. In 2019, Mrs. Trejo was honored with receiving the Wings of Inspiration Award from the Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, and a recipient of the 22nd Annual Triunfo Education Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In March 2021, Mrs. Trejo was recognized by ALAS and NABSE for being an administrator that made an outstanding difference. In October 2021; Mrs. Trejo was honored with receiving a $10,000 ALAS Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates, and was one of the 2022 recipients of South Florida’s Hispanic Women of Distinction Award.
Currently, she serves as the President for the Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, a graduate of the ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy (Cohort X), and Co-Facilitator for the National ALAS Linking Latina Leaders Network (L3).