Welcome to the Human Resources Department of Portland Public Schools, one of Portland’s largest employers.
Portland Public Schools has nearly 1,200 employees with approximately 800 teachers. It represents one of the most diverse student populations in the state of Maine with approximately 60 languages spoken.
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for handling all of the district’s personnel matters, including hiring of employees, contract negotiations and administration, employee benefits, and processing staff leaves. All of the staff members work together to help achieve Portland Public Schools’ mission of educational excellence for all students in a safe and nurturing environment.
The District’s and staff’s dedication to continuing professional development is unmatched. Our innovative and unique teacher salary schedule is tied to professional development and not dependent on the usual completion of coursework.
The dedicated professionals of Portland Public Schools take very seriously their responsibility to teach, protect, feed, transport, and support Portland’s most valuable resource – our children.
Our department has a staff of six who work to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our employees. I hope you will explore our web site to learn more about our operation, the services we provide, as well as job opportunities within our district.
The Human Resources Department is grateful for the many dedicated workers who are committed to serving the students of Portland Public Schools and if you’re new to our site, perhaps the opportunity to work with you in the future.
Director of Human Resources