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Executive Director of Human Resources – Nicole M. Carter – nicole_carter@hcpss.org

Executive Assistant, Office of Human Resources and Professional Development – Lisa Beschner – 410-313-6698, lisa_beschner@hcpss.org

All phone numbers below begin with (410) 313-

Human Capital Recruitment, Retention, and Talent Acquisition Team

In alignment with our Strategic Call to Action, the Human Capital Recruitment, Retention, and Talent Acquisition Team facilitates a comprehensive recruitment process designed to attract and retain the very best educators and staff for the Howard County Public School System. We work with prospective and current employees participating in the application and onboarding process for all permanent and temporary positions.

Coordinator – Ella Bradley, x5600

Sandy Saval, HR Business Partner, x6689

  • School-Based Administrators
  • School-Based Professional Staff
  • Central Office Professional Staff

Rebecca Pfenninger, Recruitment Specialist, x6784

  • Family and Consumer Science Teacher
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Science Teacher
  • Career Academy Teachers
  • Computer Science & Engineering Teachers
  • Career Research and Development Teacher
  • ESOL Teacher
  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • School Nurse (Cluster Nurse)
  • Float Nurse

Laurie Watts, Recruitment Specialist, x1521

  • Computer Technicians
  • Custodial
  • Grounds
  • Maintenance
  • Secretaries/Clerical
  • Warehouse

Natasha Mahasa, Recruitment Specialist, x7342

  • Food and Nutrition Assistants
  • Food and Nutrition Managers
  • Health Assistants
  • Itinerant Behavior Paraeducators
  • Paraeducators
  • Security Assistants
  • Science Paraeducators
  • Student Assistants
  • Testing Assistants

Nancy FitzGerald, Recruitment Specialist, x6769

  • Alternative Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)
  • School Mental Health Therapy
  • School Psychologist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Teachers of Deaf/Hearing Impaired
  • Teachers of Visually Impaired

Rosemarie Suszkiw, Recruitment Specialist, x5688

  • Art Teacher
  • Dance Education Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Health Education Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Theatre Arts Teacher
  • World Languages Teachers
  • American Sign Language Teacher

Chaquane Sylver, Recruitment Specialist, x7179

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Technology

Janele Crawley, Technical Assistant, x6793

Denise Lee, Technical Assistant, x7035

Nellonda Whitaker, Technical Assistant, x7034

Human Capital Classification, Compensation and Certification

The Certification, Classification, and Compensation (CCC) team provides supports to all school system employees throughout the school system, of which over 5,400 are certificated. The CCC team is responsible for managing the certification process for all certificated staff, accurately defining and evaluating the duties and responsibilities of all positions, and conducting compensation transactions and data analysis.

Coordinator – Jennifer Sifuentes, x7338

Human Capital Project Operations Administrator

Manager – Nicole Lewis, x7112

Human Capital Position Control and Staffing

The Position Control and Staffing team is responsible and accountable for the oversight of all position management operations for the school system and maintaining position integrity. This team facilitates the Involuntary and Voluntary Transfer Processes for certificated and non-certificated staff, as well as assists in the identification of placements for all staff members returning from leaves of absence.

Manager – Kim Bookhultz, x5340

Employee Services and Human Capital Programs

The Employee Services Team is responsible for processing leaves of absence, retirements, workers’ compensation claims, employment verifications, requests for ADA accommodations, and Fitness for Duty Assessments. The team is also charged with compliance of state and federal mandates related to criminal background checks, I-9 verifications, and HB486. Finally, the team manages personnel records, and unemployment claims.

Director – Camille Bell-Jones – x8872

Employee Benefits

The Benefits Team administers HCPSS healthcare benefits, including voluntary benefits, 403bTax Sheltered Annuity plans, 457b deferred compensation plan, and staff well-being services under EAP for employees, retirees and their dependents.

Coordinator – Nasrene Mirjafary – x1272

Howard County Maryland Retired School Personnel Association

Howard County Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (HEART) welcomes teachers, administrators, and support staff who have retired from Howard County Public School System.

Visit HEART →