Monday, July 11, 2011

Lakewood Ranch High teacher running for Manatee school board

 Robert Moates

Lakewood Ranch High School teacher Robert Moates has filed to run for the District 2 seat on the Manatee County School Board. The seat, which will next be decided in the November 2012 general election  is now held by Harry Kinnan.

Moates, 39, teaches economics and American government at Lakewood Ranch High School, according to the school's website.

A Manatee High School graduate, Moates has taught in the county for nine years. He attended Jessie P. Miller and Oneco elementary schools and W.D. Sugg Middle School, Prior to that he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Florida Legislature and ran political campaigns, according to his campaign's Facebook page.


  1. We have had enough of "insiders" running the show. That, it appears, is what has created the mess we now have. We need people people on that board from the outside of the system that know how to efficiently and effectively run a business.


  2. We need more people that are educators to make the decisions.
    It is absolutely rediculous what is happening with education.
    Our teachers should be treated like the professionals that they are!
    And they should be paid as other professionals are with similar education in the private sector!