|Published:||Nov 10, 2011 7:56 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 10, 2011 10:40 PM EST|
IMMOKALEE, Fla.- He's been a lawyer, a corporate CEO and now a politician. But on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott took on the role of teacher at three Collier County schools.
Gov. Rick Scott spent Thursday teaching classes in Immokalee as part of his "Let's Get to Work" campaign.
This is his sixth "Let's Get to Work" day. He previously served donuts in Fort Myers and served as a DJ on board a cruise ship while spending the day working in export at the Port of Miami.
"The private sector has generated 110,300 jobs," Gov. Scott said about the workforce since he took office earlier this year. "But unfortunately, there are still 900,000 people out of work."
So on Thursday, he added the title of teacher to his resume.
"I love talking to the students this morning," Gov. Scott said. "I listen to their dreams and what they want to accomplish and listen to the teachers' concerns and ideas."
The Governor taught American Government and Economics to students at Immokalee High, and Geography at Immokalee Middle School.
The students and staff were excited to have him on campus for the day.
"We're a little bit isolated," Immokalee High School Principal Mary Murray said of the school. "You don't normally think of Immokalee immediately. Now we're on his mind. and that's a good thing."
Collier County Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton gave the governor high marks for being prepared and engaging.
"I think he did a good job," Patton said. "He asked for a lesson plan. He didn't just come and be a guest speaker. He came in and blended in with what was happening in the day."
The governor wrapped up his day teaching science to 3rd and 4th grade students at Eden Park Elementary.
Even if they don't remember exactly what they learned, teachers say the students will never forgot who taught it to them.
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