Human Resources

  • YOU have the opportunity to work with a team of people who serve our scholars and our community in the Columbia Public Schools!

    Columbia Public Schools is the fifth largest public school district in the state of Missouri.  Our employees make it possible for nearly 19,000 students to access the finest education each day.  We offer a variety of services, resources, supports, extra-curricular activities and educational options for every scholar in our schools.  Additionally, we offer programs such as Parents as Teachers, Adult Education, and the Columbia Area Career Center, where we promote career and life readiness.

    If you are ready to be a part of our outstanding team and help us in achieving our vision of becoming the best district in the state, you can view current Job Opportunities using this link.

    - Dr. Michelle Holz, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Contact CPS Human Resources

    Columbia Public Schools Human Resources
    1818 West Worley Street Columbia, MO  65203
    E-Mail:  Human Resources 
    Phone: (573) 214-3423 Fax: (573) 214-3403

    Organizational Chart with Primary Duties Denoted

    Dr. Michelle Holz, Chief Human Resources Officer 

    Josh Johnson, Director of Human Resources 

    Joey Schenz, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator

    Pat Wehmeyer, HR Office Supervisor

    Joann Coughlin, HR Assistant

    Cathy Ellingsworth, HR Assistant

    Keshia Wilson, HR Assistant

    Jared Clark, Secretary to the Chief Human Resources Officer  

    Jackie Byas, Human Resources Recruiter

    Voula Kardakos, Background Checks

    Valen Kastens, Leave Specialist

    Crystal Allen-Kemp, NEE Liaison, Edustaff Liaison, Verifications of Teacher Experience, Special Projects

    Verifications of Employment requiring salary information and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information are referred to the Payroll Office: Carolyn Vaughn

    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:  

    Columbia Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, 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 Special Services at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203 (573) 214-3462.