HR Overview

  • In District 49, we believe that every employee is important to the achievement of our mission and vision to be the best choice to learn, work and lead.  The success of our school system depends on the talent and commitment of our more than 2000 employees.

    District 49's human resources team is here to serve the district’s staff and administration.  The HR team builds value in our schools by supporting learners, workers and leaders, and creating an environment where all can thrive. We're committed to attracting excellent staff members, talented teachers and top administrators to become an important part of the best choice to learn, work and lead.

    Contact us by calling 719.495.1100

Paul Andersen
Executive Director for People and Culture
Phone: 719-495-1143
Dione Russell
Executive Assistant
Phone: 719-495-1198
Sonia Marroquin-Smith
HR Manager of Culture and Compliance
Phone: 719-495-1142
Staci Johnson
Human Resources Manager (Substitutes)
Phone: 719-494-8909
Michaela Vanderheiden
Human Resources Manager (ESP, Prof-Tech &ExtraCurricular)
Phone: 719-495-1156
Doug Milburn
Human Resources Manager (Licensed)
Phone: 719-495-1101
Sarah Reed
Leave Specialist
Phone: 719-494-8992
Brandy Larson
Staffing Specialist (Attendance and Substitutes)
Phone: 719-494-8981
Tiffany Copple
Senior Staffing Specialist (ESP)
Phone: 719-495-1115
Claire Phillips
Senior Staffing Specialist (ESP & Prof-Tech)
Phone: 719-494-8982
Heather Pezdirtz
Staffing Specialist (ESP & CoCurricular)
Phone: 719-495-1110
Rebeka (Beka) Whitaker
Senior Staffing Specialist (Licensed)
Phone: 719-494-8980
Nefertiti Putnam
Senior Staffing Specialist (Licensed)
Phone: 719-495-1139
Judith Mayorga
Staffing Specialist (Licensed)
Phone: 719-495-1120
Elaine Andrews
District Receptionist
Phone: 719-494-8901
Last Modified on October 23, 2023