Human Resources

The Human Resources Office recruits, hires and aims to retain the highest quality staff to serve the needs of district students. The office acts as the initial contact for interested job applicants, and is the entry point for all new employees. The office coordinates and administers benefits, employee contracts, calendars and professional development activities to serve district staff.



Dr. Joseph Schumacher, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

  • Recruitment, selection and hiring
  • Personnel records and contract management
  • Labor relations/collective bargaining/grievances
  • Complaint Manager

Helen Romios, Director of Human Resources

  • Recruitment, selection and hiring
  • Personnel records and contract management Classified Staff and Custodial Staff
  • Labor relations/collective bargaining/grievances 
  • Maintain and oversee Frontline electronic onboarding 
  • Complaint Manager
  • Manage Summer Employment
  • Position Control
  • EIS Reporting

Dana Czarnecki, Human Resources Coordinator

  • Recruitment, selection and hiring processes for certified staff
  • Maintain, monitor and oversee the online application system -Applitrack
  • Onboarding of all certified staff
  • Administration of TalentEd and performance evaluations for certified staff
  • License renewal and registration for certified staff
  • Manage all Lane Change, Tuition Reimbursement and Course Approvals
  • Manage Global Compliance Network Tutorials (GCN)
  • Substitute Training/Orientation
  • Manage Summer Employment for certified staff

 Stephanie Chantos, Administrative Assistant

  • Employee records (certified, classified and administrative staff)
  • Employee contracts (certified, classified and administrative staff)
  • New Educator Academy (certified and administrative staff)
  • True Time/Employee Attendance
  • Verification of employment
  • Recognition Ceremony Program
  • Travel Compensation
  • Enrollment Reports

Pamela Knighton, District Receptionist/Human Resources Administrative Assistant

  • Performs clerical functions (e.g. copying, collating, and data entry) for the purpose of supporting department staff
  • Receives items within the office (e.g. mail, messages, application packets, packages) for the purpose of ensuring receipt and delivery to addressee
  • Greets individuals entering the office (e.g. visitors, staff, parents, applicants, etc.) for the purpose of responding to inquiries and/or directing individuals to the appropriate location
  • Manages the Event Management System (EMS) for facility rental usage for the Elementary and Middle Schools

Killian Elwart, Human Resources Sub Coordinator

  • AESOP (automated substitute program)
  • Student teachers, practicums, interns and observations
  • Substitute processing
  • Maintain Extra Duty Stipends District Wide

Jessica Romero, Benefits Coordinator           

  • Benefit administration: medical, dental, life insurance
  • FMLA and other leaves (all staff)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • 403b program
  • Wellness events and benefits fair
  • Workers compensation