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 Missouri, CPS employs a significant number of outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the lives of students.
Our pre-K-12 enrollment is more than 18,000 students, and we 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 and our community's pride in the school district is evident.
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 our mission of providing an excellent education for all students, we welcome you to apply.
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: http://dhe.mo.gov/resources/publicserviceemployees.php.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) - Alyse Monsees, Section 504 - Shea Collier (504 Coordinator) at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203, (573) 214-3463.
Columbia Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact UsColumbia Public SchoolsHuman Resources1818 West Worley StreetColumbia, MO 65203E-Mail: Human ResourcesPhone: (573) 214-3423Fax: (573) 214-3403Nickie Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Michelle Holz, Director of Certified/Salaried Personnel
- Valen Kastens, CHRO Calendar, FMLA/Leaves, Nutrition Services Personnel and AVID Tutors
- Voula Kardakos, Reception/ Background Checks
- Tonya McCord, Elementary and Preschool Certified/ Salaried Personnel
- Pat Wehmeyer, Secondary & District-Wide Certified/ Salaried Personnel
Joey Schenz, HR Manager of Non-Certified Personnel