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Human Resources

    MONDAY, MARCH 16 - APRIL 28, 2020

    During the District's Extended Spring Break, Human Resources is working remotely, responding to emails and voicemails. We are closed to the public through April 28, 2020. Anyone may send questions to and we will respond. Thank you for your patience during this time.


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  • Human Resources 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.

  • About Human Resources

    The Human Resources department provides HR services to more than 7,000 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.

    Under Oregon law, veterans who meet minimum qualifications for a position may be eligible for employment preference. If you are a Veteran and you would like to apply for Veteran's preference, please fill out the Veterans Preference page on our online application and submit with all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment. Veteran’s preference does not guarantee veterans the position with which they are applying for.

    For further information about veterans’ preference please contact Human Resources or refer to the Bureau of Labor and Industries website

    Effective January 1, 2012.

Human Resources Department

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

    Regular Business Hours:
    Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Phone: 503-916-3544
    Fax: 503-916-3107


Sharon Reese
Chief Human Resources Officer
(503) 916-3428
Lisa Meurs
Confidential Exec Assistant
(503) 916-3181
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels
Sr. Director - Talent Management
(503) 916-3038
Ligena Hein
Director - Benefits
Aisha Hollands
Director - Diversity & Workforce Development
Stacey Jung
Director - HR Operations