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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.

RPS 205 seeks future teachers

A new partnership between RPS 205 and Rockford University creates a unique pathway for our students into the teaching profession. Visit the Education Pathway page​ to learn more.

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Matthew ZedikerInterim Chief Human Resources Officer815-966-3221
LaNesha BarbaryExecutive Assistant815-489-7202
Susan HarrisonExecutive Assistant815-489-0542
Mercedes BrainDirector of Talent Acquisition815-966-3791
Maria Treto-FrenchDirector of Allocations815-489-7308
Sarah JeskeHuman Resources Director815-489-7247​
Brandon E​ly​Human Resources Manager815-966-5369
Sarah Boykin​​Human Resources Manager815-966-3908
Vernessa WardHuman Resources Compliance Manager815-966-3047
Margaret SchultzHuman Resources Generalist815-966-5255
Sonia Mora​Human Resources Generalist815-489-7206
Claire FergusonHuman Resources Generalist815-490-4109
Leah WilliamsHuman Resources Generalist815-966-3052
Tracy FreemanTalent Acquisition Manager815-489-7296
June Shipp​Compliance Coordinator815-966-3055
Jarmeise McNealHR Generalist - TA815-490-4123
Breanna RamsayHR Specialist - TA815-966-3084
Josefina SanchezHR Specialist - TA815-966-5369
Marqueda SellersHR Specialist - TA815-490-4108
Claudia BakerPersonnel Records Technician815-489-7310
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