Mission Statement

    The Spokane Public Schools Human Resources Department is committed to assisting both staff and applicants in a friendly, efficient manner. We believe that it's up to us to put the “human” in Human Resources, so that each person—whether employee or applicant—feels valued and respected.


    Human Resources provides a variety of services throughout the school year. A top priority is to hire high-quality educators and educational support personnel who can provide the very best educational environment for the students of Spokane. Assisting us in achieving this goal are current practicing professionals who advise us on best practices regarding effective instruction and utilization of technology, enabling us to recruit those skilled individuals who are dedicated to helping and serving children.


    Our commitment further extends to our employees. Human Resources oversees the mentoring program for new teachers and works collaboratively with union representatives to prevent, as well as to resolve, employee issues. Further, based on staff input, Human Resources continues to refine processes and procedures in an effort to make them clearer, more streamlined and easier to access.


    Although many Human Resources activities are required by laws, policies, and contracts, how we do our business is important. Our message is, “we're here to help.” Human Resources is contributing to “Building Spokane's Future…One Student at a Time.”




    Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer. Officers: *Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 *504 Compliance Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 * ADA Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Affirmative Action Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206.