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, click this link to apply.
Jennifer Rukstad, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
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, 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.
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) 214-3403Jennifer Rukstad, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Michelle Holz, Director of Certified/Salaried Personnel
- Valen Kastens, Ast Supt's Calendar, FMLA/Leaves, Nutrition Services Personnel and AVID Tutors, Collective Bargaining Support
- Voula Kardakos, Reception/ Background Checks
- OPEN, Certified/ Salaried Personnel
- Pat Wehmeyer, HR Systems Generalist/Lead for Certified/ Salaried Personnel
Joey Schenz, HR Manager of Non-Certified Personnel
- Jackie Byas, Human Resources Recruiter
- Joann Coughlin, Classified Personnel
- Crystal Allen-Kemp, NEE Liaison, Kelly Services Liaison, Verifications of Teacher Experience, Special Projects