Human Resources
The Human Resources Department seeks to recruit and retain a qualified, diverse workforce to support the educational experience and academic success of our 22,487 students. The District collaborates with 11 employee unions. We employ nearly 3000 regular employees and 700 substitute employees, both certificated and classified. Certificated employees include positions that require an appropriate authorization/credential (ie: teacher, counselor, psychologist, speech therapist, principal, etc.). Classified employees include non-instructional positions such as office staff, custodial/grounds, nutrition services, paraeducators, bus drivers, etc.

Our team of Human Resource professionals embraces a shared commitment to serve our staff and schools through competent and caring customer service. Our core services include recruitment and hiring, staffing, performance management, substitute services, employee leaves and workplace injuries, compensation, labor relations, contract negotiations, and regulatory compliance.

The Puyallup School District strives to foster an employment environment based on respect, support, collaboration and appreciation. We recognize and value the collective efforts of all staff members in support of student achievement.

Our policies, regulations and collective bargaining agreements provide a structure that ensures fair, honest, and non-discriminatory employment  practices.  We look for potential employees who possess a heart for children, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and an ability to support a high level of academic excellence.  

  • Chief Human Resources Officer, Employee Relations and School Support
    Amie Brandmire

    Director of Human Resources, Staffing and School Support
    Ailene Baxter

    Director of Human Resources, Systems and School Support
    Tina Konsmo