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Meet the HR Team

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The following is a brief summary of the responsibilities of each employee in the Human Resources Department.  Please direct your inquiry to the appropriate staff member who is tasked with the subject matter for which you are contacting us.  If you are unsure whom to call, please call the general HR line at 874-8121, and any of us will be happy to assist you.

BARBARA STODDARD – Executive Director of Human Resources – 207-842-5331

Strategic talent management (recruiting, hiring, compensation, professional development, retention)
Strategic district-wide HR initiatives
Employee Relations – lead contact for:  PEA, PAA, Ed Tech, Non Rep
Negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
Staff evaluations – PEA, PAA, Non Rep
Extended leaves of absence and sabbaticals

RICHARD MOORE Assistant Director of Human Resources  207-874-8125

  • Employee Relations – lead contact for:  BASE
  • Negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
  • Investigations
  • Staff evaluations – BASE, Ed Tech
  • Training and Compliance
  • Title IX Officer, Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Officer
    • Absence Management Administrator (formerly Aesop)
    • Leaves of Absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Substitute Teacher hiring
    • Safety, ergonomics, OSHA
  • Wellness

HOLLY BARNUM – HR Specialist – 207-842-5319

Differentials and Stipends
Educational Technician reauthorization
Retirement/resignation notifications
Fingerprint (CHRC):  initial and renewal authorization
Hiring for the following:
        Bayside Learning Community
        Casco Bay High School
        Cliff/Peaks Island Elementary Schools
        Custodial Services
        Longfellow Elementary School
        Moore Middle School
        Ocean Avenue Elementary School
        Portland High School
        Reiche Community School
        Rowe (formerly Hall) Elementary School
        Student Support Services
        Transportation Services

AIMEE BURUME – Central Office Receptionist and HR Assistant – 207-874-8100

Work permits
Employee Access Center support
Employee name/address changes
Employment verification
ID badges
HR Department Support:  hiring, FMLA paperwork, TEVAL (account creation, password resets, monitoring support)

THERESA DEMBOWSKI – Payroll Specialist 207-842-5320

Payroll and attendance for Ed Techs, BASE, non-rep hourly staff
Payment of athletic stipends and differentials
Employee deductions for MainePERS, Flexible Spending Accounts, dues

Employee benefit changes and open enrollment support

Retirement:  pensions, 403(b) plans, etc.
New employee on-boarding and benefits enrollment

DEE DUDLEY – HR Specialist – 207-874-8118

    • Continuing education course reimbursements
      Teacher recertification
      Fingerprint (CHRC):  initial and renewal authorization
    • Retirement/resignation notifications
      Hiring for the following:
      ​        Deering High School
    •         District Office
    •         East End Community School
    •         Food Services
    •         King Middle School
              Lincoln Middle School
              Lyseth Elementary School
    •         Multilingual Services
    •         Portland Adult Education
    •         Portland Arts & Technology High School
              Presumpscot Elementary School
              Riverton Community School

    JUSTIN NIZEYE – Staffing & Talent Development Coordinator 207-874-8120

    • Oversight of hiring process and staffing issues
    • Salary placement for new hires
    • Initial certification and acquiring new certification
    • New employee on-boarding
    • Maine State and District credential and licensing requirements
    • Credentials compliance, tracking, planning
    • NEO management

    STEPHANIE SALTZMAN  Payroll Manager  207-842-5316

    Oversight of Payroll Department
    Payroll and attendance for PEA, PAA, and non-rep salaried staff
    Insurance plans and other fringe benefits
    New employee benefit enrollment, benefit changes, retiree benefits
    Payment of non-athletic stipends and differentials
    Employee deductions, except for MainePERS, Flexible Spending Accounts, dues
    Open enrollment support
    New employee on-boarding