Poe resigns from teaching job at Santa Fe College

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Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe has resigned from his teaching job, effective at the end of the Santa Fe College spring semester. Poe submitted a letter of resignation on February 15, 2021, saying, “Teaching in the [High School Dual Enrollment] program has brought me much joy over the past 19 years and it is time for me to move on.”

Poe mentioned his resignation at the May 27 General Policy Committee meeting: “The majority of you, including myself, if not all of you, have quit your primary job, your primary source of income, because this takes so much… time and it takes so much emotional energy, that you can’t do it. You can’t do both.”

In response to a question about whether he had a comment, Poe replied, “Teaching has been an incredible honor. I will miss the opportunity to teach such amazing people at a world-class college. Thank you for all of the support over the past 23 years.”

When asked about pursuing other opportunities, he replied, “I will be pursuing the opportunity to spend significantly more time with my wife and daughters!”

  • The inside story lies with the business and real estate leadership on SF College Board of Trustees who have had enough of Poe’s hostile and failed Mayoral leadership. A quiet move to oust Poe came after the outrageous 7% increase in electric rates.

      • Like all Dems all you have is insults. How’s Biden working out for you? Poe is an abysmal failure who has mismanaged GRU to another credit downgrade and $20 million more debt for GRU customers. He’s a failed junior college Marxist professor who teaches Economics but doesn’t have a clue on how to run a business or a local government

        • Like many abused children, no matter how severe the abuse, many will always defend his/her daddy.

      • The real inside story? There’s a lot of stupid ignorant people out there…Anyone who still wears a mask is making making a
        Political statement…communists show their solidarity by wearing the mask…those who wear the mask are
        Dependent on the government and have the slave mentality…After 23 years, I’m sure Mr. Poe will get
        Some kind of retirement check from SFC.

  • Here’s hoping he’ll resign his position with the city and pursue moving to his “model” country of Venezuela. If that’s too far Washington state would be an ideal place for his ideals.

    What he really meant by not being able to “do both” was looking children, his and the others he supposedly teaches, in the eye and telling them morality and truth should be one of the bedrocks of society. Especially since he chooses to lie and show he has no moral fiber as quite evident in the way he treats others atop his pedestal.

    Quite curious why it was submitted in February and just becoming known. Must have been waiting to see the potential outcome of Hsaive’s “reveal” if true. Now he knows how others in the school district are feeling.

    Bye, bye Felicia… don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • It is still difficult to digest that Commissioner Poe and others voted for the Biomass plant costing our citizens over 1,000,000,000 dollars (one billion). The Commissioners that voted for the Biomass were supremely ignorant and arrogant. Our most vulnerable will pay the most in already exorbitant higher electric costs. Many will have Healthcare issues as a result of not being able to run their A.C. units in the summer. We could have given every one of our 93000 GRU customers 10500 each for the 1,000,000,000 the Commissioners flushed down the toilet.

  • Congratulations Santa Fe students. You have one less looney influencing their lives.

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