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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 (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

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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