Human Resources

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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.


Employee Contracts        Educator Licensing      


Brenda Albrecht
Director of Human Resources
651-403-7006 |
Human Rights Officer • Employee / Labor Relations • Staffing
• Policy / Procedure Development
• Long-term Leave of Absences

Belle Sarff
Human Resources Generalist
651-403-7027 |
For Certified and Non Affiliated Staff:
• Medical Leaves of Absence • Job Postings

• Insurance/Benefits • Seniority Lists
• New Hire Paperwork
• Teacher Column Changes
• Skyward/AESOP Time-Off Systems
• Coaches/Extra-Curricular Contracts
• Student Teaching Placements
• Employment Status Change


Nina Phanthanivong
Human Resources Generalist
651-403-7014 |
• Insurance/Benefits • Job Postings
• Seniority Lists • New Hire Paperwork
• Nurse Substitutes • Unemployment

• Skyward/AESOP Questions Time-Off Systems • Employment Status Changes

Jessica Cervantez
Payroll Specialist
651-403-7013 | 
• Payroll • TSA 403(b) • TRA
• PERA • Severance • Retirement
• Online payroll (Skyward)
• Employment Verification for All Staff

Employee Benefits