Human Resources

The Columbia Public Schools Human Resources department is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring applicants for positions in the school district. As the seventh-largest school district in the state of Missouri, CPS employs a significant number of outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the lives of students. The faculty and staff of Columbia Public Schools are committed leaders. 

We thank you for your interest in our district. We employ a significant number of outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the lives of our students. Our pre-K-12 enrollment is over 17,000 students, and we also provide extensive services to our community through programs such as Parents as Teachers, Adult Education, and the Columbia Area Career Center. Columbia is a great community which deserves great schools and our community's pride in the Columbia Public Schools is evident.

The faculty and staff of the Columbia School district are committed leaders. We welcome your application if you are interested in being part of our outstanding team and helping to achieve our Vision of becoming the best school district in the state and Mission of providing an excellent education for all students.

Notice Regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness--In accordance with state law, the Columbia Public Schools is required to provide all new employees with information regarding eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Employees who work full time in a public school district might be eligible for this program.  The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Student Loans for borrowers after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan, as long as the borrower is not in default. For more information about the program and to determine whether you are eligible under this program, go to the Missouri Department of Higher Education's website at:

The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, or with regard to employment. The Columbia Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries regarding Columbia Public Schools' compliance with IDEA and Section 504 regulations should contact the offices or individuals below: Special Services (IDEA) - Tori Ballew, Section 504 - Jessica Moorman (504 Coordinator) at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203, (573) 214-3463.

Columbia Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Us
Columbia Public Schools
Human Resources
1818 West Worley Street
Columbia, MO  65203
Phone: (573) 214-3423
Fax: (573) 214-3403
Brian Kurz, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources 
Nickie Smith, Director of Certified Personnel