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  • Special Education Interview Day

    Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Blanchard Education Service Building (BESC) 501 N Dixon St., Portland, OR 9722


    We are conducting interviews in the following areas:

    Special Education Teacher

    School Psychology

    Speech Language Pathology


    To be pre-scheduled for an interview, please go to, create an application, click the
    Search Jobs Now button, and apply to the postings below.
    Walk-ins are also welcome. You may also apply on site at the event.


    Special Education Teacher: Job ID# 16797

    School Psychologist: Job ID# 16798

    Speech Language Pathologist: Job ID# 16799


    Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. As we commit to a major transformation under new, nationally-recognized leadership, we are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are passionate about teaching and excited about making an impact in students' lives. Experience working in a diverse school community/environment preferred. Portland Public Schools is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

    For more information or for assistance with our application system, please contact the HR Department at 503-916-3544.

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  • Save the Date: Classified Connections - January 29, 2018. 
    This is an annual professional development event is dedicated to PPS Classified employees. Register on the Learning Campus

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  • 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.

  • About Human Resources

    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.

    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.


HR Front Office
Human Resources
Phone (503) 916-3544
Fax (503) 916-3107
Kylie Rogers
Chief Human Resources Officer
(503) 916-3132
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels
Sr. Director - Talent Mgmt
(503) 916-3038
Terri Burton
Director - Benefits
(503) 916-3046
Laird Cusack
Sr. Director - Employee & Labor Relations
(503) 916-3551
Aisha Hollands
Director - Diversity & Workforce Development
(503) 916-3124
Mariana Parra-Castillo
Confidential Exec Assistant
(503) 916-3181