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Human Resources

Human Resources oversees one of our district’s greatest resources — our employees. The department strives to provide our students and parents with a talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated workforce. The department supports more than 1,900 employees, substitutes, and oversees our retiree recognition program.

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Human Resources Leadership

Megan Thole
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
515-633-5036

Shannon Campbell
Interim Human Resources Director
515-633-5037

Who to Contact

Certified Staff, Negotiations, Investigations
Megan Thole
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
515-633-5037

Classified Staff, Title IX, Evaluations
Shannon Campbell
Interim Human Resources Director
515-633-5036

Employment Verification, Salary and Wages and Early Retirement
Alex Koenen
Human Resources Specialist
515-633-5034

Leaves of Absence (FMLA & non-FMLA), Absence Management (Aesop), Substitute Information
Jackie Armstrong
Secretary
515-633-5031

Online Staff PD (Vector Solutions & AEA), Coursework Credit/Reimbursement, Background Checks
Emily Schulz
Secretary
515-633-5030

Worker’s Compensation, Student Teacher Placement and Certified Evaluations (Professional Growth Model)
Carol Rushing
Executive Assistant/SAM
515-633-5033

Equal Employment Opportunity

The West Des Moines Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs or its employment practices.

Inquiries and grievances may be directed to our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator, at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Kansas City, MO.