Meet the Human Resources Team

  • Paul Andersen, Executive Director for People & Culture


    Paul provides strategic vision and oversight to our human resources team. In addition, he provides oversight over personnel policies and regulations, administrative staffing and performance management, leadership development, compensation, and legal compliance, as it relates to personnel matters.  

    Sonia Marroquin-Smith, HR Manager for Culture and Compliance


    Sonia coordinates district initiatives related to organizational culture and regulatory compliance to include the district's grievance processes, workplace investigations, employee engagement and staff surveys. 

    Employee Relations Service Partner for Falcon Zone and Learning Services. 

    Staci Johnson, Human Resources Manager


    Staci manages D49 programs for guest staff (substitutes) and volunteers, and supervises district leave and attendance processes.  Staci supervises the leave specialist, the attendance and substitute specialist and the district receptionist.  

    Employee Relations Service Partner for iConnect Zone and Facilities & Operations.

    Doug Milburn, Human Resources Manager


    Doug handles all employee relations and performance management for licensed and professional staff, supports administrators, recruits licensed staff, as well as reviews and processes licensed performance evaluations. He also provides oversight to the human resources team to uphold customer service and support standards in the district.

    Employee Relations Service Partner for Power Zone and Individualized Eduation.

    Michaela Vanderheiden, Human Resources Manager


    Michaela leads HR team members who coordinate staffing activities for educational support, professional-technical and extra-curricular workforce segments. In addition, she provides expert support to administrators and supervisors in the areas of employee relations and performance management. 

    Employee Relations Service Partner for Sand Creek Zone and Business & Information.

    Anna Olson: Leave Specialist


    This position administers and coordinates all leaves of absence, disability programs and accommodation requests for employees within the district.

    Tiffany Copple, Senior Staffing Specialist


    Tiffany handles processes related to educational support staff, including processing new hires, resignations, and orientation.

    Claire Phillips, Senior Staffing Specialist


    Claire handles processes related to educational support staff, including processing new hires, resignations, and orientation. 

    Brandy Larson, Staffing Specialist,


    Brandy coordinates hiring and onboarding for our substitute workforce segment, including guest teachers and support substitutes. She also coordinates staff attendance. 

    Beka Whitaker, Senior Staffing Specialist


    Beka handles processes for the licensed and administrator workforce segments related to licensed recommendations for hires, external credit requests, and onboarding in the Falcon Zone, iConnect Zone, and Special Service Providers. 

    Nefertiti Putnam, Senior Staffing Specialist


    Nefertiti provides support for the licensed and administrator workforce segments, including recommendation for hires, external credit requests, salary advancements, and on boarding in the Power Zone, Sand Creek Zone, and Administrators. 

    Heather Perdirtz, Staffing Specialist (ESP)


    Heather handles all processing for ESP resignations, extra and co-curricular pay setting, process/post extra and co-curricular job requisitions. 

    Judith Mayorga, Staffing Specialist (Licensed)


    Judith handles all processing for licensed resignations, licensed and admin name changes, job postings and requisitions, extra compensation requests, and on boarding.

    Elaine Andrews, District Receptionist


    Elaine not only acts as our district receptionist, she also handles verifications of employment (including student loan paperwork) and volunteer applications.


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Last Modified on May 31, 2024