We report optical switching by a silica microsphere optical resonator coated by a conjugated polymer. Microspheres were fabricated by melting the tip of an optical fiber and coated by dipping in a 1 mg/ml toluene solution of poly(2,5-dioctyloxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (DOO-PPV). The resonator properties were characterized by evanescently coupling 1.55 µm light propagating along a stripline-pedestal anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguide into optical whispering gallery modes (WGMs). WGM linewidths less than 2 MHz were measured, corresponding to cavity Q > 108. WGM resonant frequency shifts as large as 3.2 GHz were observed when 405 nm pump light with a power density of ~100 mW/cm2 was incident on the microsphere. The time constant of the observed frequency shifts is approximately 0.165 seconds, leading us to attribute the frequency shift to thermo-optic effects. Such a system should be capable of thermo-optically switching at speeds on the order of 10 kHz.