New job teaching next generation of EMTs for county commissioner
Polk County Commissioner Chuck Thaxton started a new job at the beginning of the school year, taking on a full-time role as an educator at the Polk County College and Career Academy.
Thaxton, who said he’s already served as an educator before, said that his new role teaching the courses needed to get students into emergency medical technician programs isn’t a new one for him.
He was previously the operations manager for Floyd EMS in Polk County and an EMS Captain.
“I’ll still be doing some work for Floyd whenever they need someone to help out,” Thaxton said.
He said before t he school year started that he was looking forward to getting back into the classroom with students.
Thaxton, who serves as a District 2 commissioner, also is a Rockmart High School assistant football coach and has previous teaching experience.
“It’s not all that new of a role for me, but I’m glad to be part of the Polk School District,” he said.
Thaxton’s full-time role with the College and Career Academy makes him the second educator on the Board of Commissioners. Jennifer Hulsey, a middle school teacher, also represents District 2 as a commissioner.