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The Human Resources department serves more than 4,000 District 196 employees, substitute teachers and individuals working on behalf of our students. The department works to support the mission of helping students reach their full potential by recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting a world-class workforce.  The department oversees the areas of talent management, benefits, pension, compensation and employee wellness.

Learn more about our department using the links below

Contacts and areas of responsibility







Tom Pederstuen, HR Director ext. 37859

  • Human Rights Officer

Carol Mattson .ext. 37632

  • Vacations
  • Teacher Personal Leave/Teacher Personal Leave Carryover
  • Background Checks
  • Employee Physicals
  • Lane Changes
  • New Employee Orientations  (walk-ins, food service, clerical, custodial, transportation)
  • MyView

Kristi Conway ext. 37760

  • Contract Signing
  • Change Notices
  • Teacher Licensing
  • HOUSSE applications
  • STAR Reporting
  • New Employee Orientations (walk-ins, teachers)

Deanna Davis ext. 37769

Judy Rudie ext. 37681

  • Health/Dental/Life/LTS Insurance
  • Employee Badges
  • Flex Spending

Tracy Simpson  ext. 37755

  • Substitute Teachers and Clerical
  • Clerical Personal Leave
  • Teacher and Clerical Application Help
  • Applicant Tracking System Questions
  • Absence Management system administration
  • Substitute Orientations (teacher, short-call sub, clerical)
  • New Employee Orientations (walk-ins, teacher subs and clerical subs)

Suzy Klein ext. 37759

  • Postings
  • Contracts
  • Student Teachers
  • Part-time Teacher Program (TRA)
  • Applicant Tracking system administration
  • Absence Management backup
  • Staffing
  • MyView
  • New Employee Orientations (walk-ins, etc.)

Julie Boyd, HR Coordinator ext. 37737

  • Teacher tenure
  • Teacher and clerical seniority list
  • All leave of absence requests
  • All contracts/job share/sabbatical
  • Staffing
  • Employee discipline
  • Q Comp

Shelly Monson, HR Coordinator ext. 37768

  • Insurance/Flex Spending/Long Term Disability
  • Security system/Badges
  • Worker’s compensation/First report of injury
  • Employee discipline
  • Applicant Tracking system administration
  • MyView
  • Contract questions

Teacher license renewal or clock hour questions:

Employee Assistance Program:  1-866-326-7194