Human Resources

Our schools and programs are great because of the people who work in them. We have many positions open for the 2023-2024 school year, and we'd love for you to join our amazing team.

Questions? Reach out to our Human Resources Department at

It is our mission to provide leadership in promoting effective human resource practices within the Human Resources/Payroll Department through premiere customer service to staff and the school communities in order to support student success. 

School District 197 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services, or activities.


Tye Michaels
Director of Human Resources
651-403-7006 |

Contact for: Principals and Administrators

• Leaves of Absences • Lane Changes • Course Approvals • Onboarding • Retirements • Unemployments • Employee/Labor Relations • Human Rights Officer • Long-Term Leave of Absences •  Policy/Procedure Development • Staffing

Nina Quintanilla
Human Resources Specialist
651-403-7281 |

Contact for:  Two Rivers High School; Heritage E-STEM Magnet; Friendly Hills Middle School

Staffing Positions: Teachers; Paraprofessionals; Administrative Assistants; Non-Affiliated

Departments: Early Childhood; Community Education (ECFE and ECSE); All District-wide Employees

 • Leaves of Absences • Lane Changes • Course Approvals •• New Hire Paperwork and Onboarding• Background Checks • Employment Status Changes • Benefit Orientation and Questions • Frontline/AESOP • Retirements • Credit Approvals • Column changes • ESY (Extended School Year) • Student Teacher Placement (Secondary)

Jessica Cervantez
Human Resources Specialist
651-403-7013 | 

Contact for: Mendota Elementary; Garlough Environmental Magnet; Somerset Elementary; Pilot Knob STEM Magnet; Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet

Staffing Positions: Teachers; Paraprofessionals; Administrative Assistants; Non-Affiliated

Departments: Operations; Athletics; Casual Employees; Volunteers

• Job Postings •  Leaves of Absences • New Hire Paperwork and Onboarding • Background Checks • Employment Status Changes • Benefit Orientation and Questions • Frontline/AESOP • Retirements • Unemployment • Summer School • Student Teacher Placement (Elementary)

Payroll Specialist
651-403-7027 | 

• Payroll •  Employment Verifications • Unemployment • PERA TRA • HTSA/403(b)  •  Timesheets • W-4 • Wage Garnishments • Direct Deposit Updates • Benefits Deductions • True Time • MSRS • W-2 • ACA Letters • Union Dues

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