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Human Resources

  • Human Resources Theory of Action

    We believe that...
    IF we hire and retain staff, particularly BIPOC staff, who believe in the PPS Vision and demonstrate a particular aptitude for the Educator Essentials,
    THEN we will accelerate achievement for underserved students and achieve the Graduate Portrait for all students, regardless of their race, gender identity/sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, home language, disability, or ability.

  • About Human Resources
    May 2021

    The Human Resources department provides HR services to more than 8,000 employees of Portland Public Schools as well as applicants aspiring to join the PPS team.

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

  • 501 N. Dixon Street Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97227

    Regular Business Hours:
    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

    General HR Questions & Support
    Phone: 503-916-3544
    Fax: 503-916-3107
    Email Us!

HR Quick Contacts

Benefits
503-916-3544
benefits@pps.net
Employment Verification
503-916-3544
hronline@pps.net
Leaves of Absence
503-916-3544
leave@pps.net
Professional Growth & Tuition Reimbursement
503-916-3544
hrprofessionalgrowth@pps.net
Student Loan Forgiveness
503-916-3544
hronline@pps.net

HR Leadership Contacts

Sharon Reese
Chief Human Resources Officer
503-916-3428
Lisa Meurs
Confidential Exec Assistant
503-916-3181
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels
Sr. Director - HR Partnerships
503-916-3038
Ligena Hein
Director - Benefits
503-916-3046
Aisha Hollands
Director - Diversity & Workforce Development
503-916-3124
Stacey Jung
Sr. Director - HR Operations
503-916-3294
Genevieve Rough
Director - Employee & Labor Relations
503-916-3042
Penny Robertson
Director - Class/Comp & HR Projects
503-916-3481