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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.

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Verification of Employment

There is a  5-7  business day (7-10 business days during peak season) 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 RU Education Pathw​ay page​ to learn more.

Student Teaching and Observations

Current District REA Staff Members
Certified staff members covered under the Professional Agreement who submit official (sealed) transcripts to the Human Resources Department no later than Wednesday, September 30, 2020, may be eligible for a first-semester salary adjustment; ​transcripts received Thursday, ​October 1, 2020 through Friday, February 26, 2021 may be eligible for a second-semester salary adjustment during the 2020-2021 school year.  Electronic transcripts may be sent via eScript from the educational institution to HR's new email address:

Per the REA contract, effective August 1, 2018, credit on the salary schedule for college/university courses, as well as degree or certificate programs must be approved by the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) prior to registration.  You must complete a Post Secondary Coursework Approval Form 15 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course or enrollment in the program.

Former Employee Address Change Link (please call IT at 815-966-3112 if you need your user name/password).

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Matthew ZedikerChief Human Resources Officer815-966-3221
LaNesha BarbaryExecutive Assistant815-489-7202
Paula StewartExecutive Assistant815-489-0542
Sarah JeskeHuman Resources Director815-489-7247​
Sarah Boykin​​Human Resources Manager815-966-3908
Mitchell LuebkeHuman Resources Manager815-966-3225
Ellen SchubertDirector of Allocations815-966-6631
Lanatasha BellDirector of Recruitment/Diversity Recruitment815-489-7296
Tabitha SimsRecruiting Coordinator815-966-3103
Myracle JacksonRecruiting Coordinator815-490-4137
Margaret SchultzHuman Resources Generalist815-966-5255
Jarmeise McNealHuman Resources Generalist815-490-4123
Bridget CheekHuman Resources Generalist815-490-4109
Natalie OlsenHuman Resources Generalist815-489-7206
Brad WhistlerHuman Resources Generalist815-966-3052
Jason PopeHuman Resources Generalist815-489-0552
Trey FluehrHuman Resources Generalist815-966-3051
Michelle HillaryHRIS Analyst815-489-2604
Josefina SanchezHR Specialist - TA815-966-5369
Jennifer ConcialdiHR Specialist - TA815-490-4104
Marqueda SellersHR Specialist - TA815-490-4108
Lauren SepedaHR Specialist - TA815-966-3084
Vernessa WardHuman Resources Compliance Manager815-966-3047
June Shipp​Compliance Coordinator815-966-3055
Claudia BakerPersonnel Records Technician815-489-7310
Claire FergusonHuman Resources Manager815-966-3791
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