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Welcome to the Human Resources Department

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Human Resources​​ Department supports the strategic goals of the district by attracting, developing and retaining a diverse, qualified and capable workforce to provide high quality educational services to all our students. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Rockford Public Schools employee.

Click here for employment opportunities.​

Verification of Employment

There is a 5-7 business day turnaround for a submitted Verification of Employment form to be completed and returned. ​Please fax requests to 815-966-3057​ or email hr@rps205.com. For questions regarding Verification of Employment requests, please call 815-966-3145 option 5.

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Matthew ZedikerInterim Chief Human Resources Officer815-966-3221zedikem@rps205.com
LaNesha BarbaryExecutive Assistant815-489-7202lanesha.barbary@rps205.com
Susan HarrisonExecutive Assistant815-489-0542susan.harrison@rps205.com
Charo ChaneyHR Project Director815-966-3103charo.chaney@rps205.com
Sarah AbateHuman Resources Director​815-966-3051sarah.abate@rps205.com
Jason Grey​Director of Talent Acquisition815-966-3052greyj@rps205.com
Mercedes BrainHuman Resources Manager815-966-3791mercedes.brain@rps205.com
Sarah JeskeHuman Resources Manager815-489-7247​sarah.jeske@rps205.com
Vernessa WardHuman Resources Compliance Manager815-966-3047wardv@rps205.com
Maria Treto-FrenchAllocations Manager815-489-7308maria.treto-french@rps205.com
Deanna Kraft​​HRIS Analyst815-966-6631deanna.kraft@rps205.com
Sarah Boykin​​Human Resources Generalist815-966-3908sarah.boykin@rps205.com
Margaret SchultzHuman Resources Generalist815-966-5255schultzm@rps205.com
Sonia Mora​Human Resources Generalist815-489-7206sonia.mora@rps205.com
Brandon E​ly​Human Resources Generalist815-966-5369brandon.ely@rps205.com
Claire FergusonHR Specialist - Core HR815-490-4109claire.ferguson@rps205.com
Jarmeise McNealHR Specialist - Core HR815-490-4123jarmeise.mcneal@rps205.com
Meagan SemmelrothHuman Resources Recruiter815-489-7296meagan.semmelroth@rps205.com
June Shipp​Human Resources Specialist815-966-3055june.shipp@rps205.com
Brittany LorineHuman Resources Specialist815-966-5369brittany.lorine@rps205.com
Claudia BakerPersonnel Records Technician815-489-7310bakerc@rps205.com
Tracy FreemanHR Specialist815-490-4108tracy.freeman@rps205.com
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