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Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

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Human Resources

Human Resources

  • HR Mission Statement

    Human Resources partners with District leadership to recruit, develop, and support a culturally diverse workforce dedicated to the highest standards of equity and achievement that creates an environment of empowerment and success for our students, employees, and the communities we serve.

  • The Human Resources department provides HR services to the more than 6,000 employees of Portland Public Schools as well as applicants aspiring to join the PPS team. Our goal is to provide excellent support to our customers to allow them to spend more time on the core mission of the District: providing quality education to our students.

    Portland Public Schools is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer. 

    Portland Public Schools is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service.

    Human Resources ORG Chart 2016-2017


HR Front Office
Human Resources
Phone (503) 916-3544
Fax (503) 916-3107
Sean L. Murray
Chief Human Resources Officer
(503) 916-3428
Lisa Gardner
Interim Deputy CHRO & Sr. Manager - Class/Comp
(503) 916-3175
Aisha Hollands
Director - Diversity & Workforce Development
(503) 916-3124
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels
Director - Talent & Management
(503) 916-3038
Patty Blanchard
Director - HR Technology & Support Services
(503) 916-3306
Terri Burton
Director - Benefits
(503) 916-3046
Sue Ann Higgens
Sr. Director - Training & Development
Mariana Parra-Castillo
Confidential Exec Assistant
(503) 916-3181