skip to main content

Contact Human Resources

← Return to our Careers and Opportunities page

View Current Openings and Apply Now

Executive Director of Human Resources – Nicole M. Carter – (410) 313-6691


Shared Services and Data Integrity

Coordinator of Shared Services & Data Integrity – Jennifer de Manincor, 410-313-7112

Recruitment and Hiring

In alignment with our Strategic Call to Action, the Recruitment and Hiring 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.

Julia Bialeski, Coordinator, Recruitment and Hiring, 410-313-5600

Barbara Liberto, Administrative Secretary and Employment Verification, (410) 313-1561

  • Compliance of state and federal mandates related to criminal background checks
  • I-9 Verifications
  • HB486

Central Office and School-Based Administrators and Professional Staff

Sandy Saval, HR Business Partner, (410) 313-6689

Philip Wentt, Recruitment Specialist, 410-313-1714

School Nurse (Cluster Nurse)

Float Nurse

Certificated and Licensed Educators

Nellonda Whitaker, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-7179

  • 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

Cathleen Maloney, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-6769

  • Alternative Education Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Teachers of Deaf/Hearing Impaired
  • Teachers of Visually Impaired
Rosemarie Suszkiw, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-5688

  • 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

Rebecca Pfenninger, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-6784

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Instructional Technology (Elementary)

Support Services Staff

Support Services Staff include custodial, secretarial/clerical, food services, security assistant, testing assistant, health assistant, paraeducator, and student assistant positions. Please direct questions to the applicable recruitment specialist below who is hiring for the support services position at the location in which you are interested.

Several additional positions (listed below) are included within Support Services. Please direct questions to the recruitment specialist below who is assigned to the support service position in which you are interested.

Denise Lee, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-5673

  • Itinerant Behavior Paraeducators
  • Registered Behavior Technician

Natasha Mahasa, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-7342

  • Computer Technicians
  • Technology Support Staff

Laurie Watts, Recruitment Specialist, (410) 313-1521

  • Grounds
  • Maintenance
  • Warehouse

Temporary Services Staff

Faria Nazrul, Technical Assistant, Area 1 schools, (410) 313-2563

Jewel Shivers, Technical Assistant, Area 2 schools, (410) 313-7034

Janele Crawley, Technical Assistant, Area 3 schools, (410) 313-6793

General Temporary Services Inquiries: 410-313-7035

Application Status Requests:

Human Capital Classification and Compensation

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

Human Capital Position Control, Staffing and Employee Credentialing

The Human Capital Position Control, Staffing and Employee Credentialing 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.

In addition, this team provides supports to over 5,400 certificated employees throughout the school system and is responsible for managing the certification process for all certificated staff.

Coordinator, Position Control, Staffing and Employee Credentialing – Kim Bookhultz, (410) 313-5340

Employee Services

The Employee Services Team is responsible for processing leaves of absence, retirements, workers’ compensation claim, tuition reimbursement, Teachers Loan Assistance Program, and onboarding. The team also manages personnel records and years of service audits.

Coordinator of Employee Services – Sarah Wilson, (410) 313-8872

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.

Benefits Coordinator – Nasrene Mirjafary – (410) 313-1272

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 →