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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 For questions regarding Verification of Employment requests, please call 815-966-3145 option 5.

 Contact Us

​Ask us a question:
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Matthew ZedikerInterim Chief Human Resources Officer815-966-3221
LaNesha BarbaryExecutive Assistant815-489-7202
Susan HarrisonExecutive Assistant815-489-0542
Charo ChaneyHR Project Director815-966-3103
Mercedes BrainDirector of Talent Acquisition815-966-3791
Maria Treto-FrenchDirector of Allocations815-489-7308
Sarah JeskeHuman Resources Manager815-489-7247​
Brandon E​ly​Human Resources Manager815-966-5369
Deanna Kraft​​HRIS Analyst815-966-6631
Vernessa WardHuman Resources Compliance Manager815-966-3047
Sarah Boykin​​Human Resources Generalist815-966-3908
Margaret SchultzHuman Resources Generalist815-966-5255
Sonia Mora​Human Resources Generalist815-489-7206
Claire FergusonHR Specialist - Core HR815-490-4109
Tracy FreemanRecruiter815-489-7296
June Shipp​HR Specialist - TA815-966-3055
Jarmeise McNealHR Specialist - TA815-490-4123
Breanna RamsayHR Specialist - TA815-966-3084
Josefina SanchezHR Specialist815-966-5369
Marqueda SellersHR Specialist815-490-4108
Claudia BakerPersonnel Records Technician815-489-7310
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