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Meet the HR Team

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The following is a brief summary of the responsibilities of each employee in the Human Resources Department.  Please direct your inquiry to the appropriate staff member who is tasked with the subject matter for which you are contacting us.  If you are unsure whom to call, please call the general HR line at 874-8121, and any of us will be happy to assist you.

BARBARA STODDARD  Executive Director of Human Resources  207-842-5331

Employee Relations – lead contact for:  PEA, PAA, Ed Tech, Non Rep
Negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
Evaluations – PEA, PAA, Non Rep
Training and Compliance
District Strategic HR Initiatives


RICHARD MOORE Assistant Director of Human Resources  207-874-8125

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  • Employee Relations – lead contact for:  BASE
  • Negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
  • Investigations
  • Evaluations – BASE, Ed Tech
  • Training and Compliance
  • Title IX Officer, Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Officer


HOLLY BARNUM  HR Specialist 207-842-5319

Differentials and Stipends
Educational Technician reauthorization
Fingerprint initial and renewal authorization
Hiring for:  Custodial, Transportation, Student Support Services
Hiring for the following schools:
        Casco Bay High School
        Portland High School
        Moore Middle School
        Cliff/Peaks Island Elementary Schools
        Hall Elementary School
        Longfellow Elementary School
        Ocean Avenue Elementary School
        Reiche Community School
        Bayside Learning Community

THERESA DEMBOWSKI – Payroll Specialist 207-842-5320

Payroll and attendance for Ed Techs, BASE, non-rep hourly staff
Payment of athletic stipends and differentials
Employee deductions for MainePERS, Flexible Spending Accounts, and dues


DEE DUDLEY HR Specialist 207-874-8118

    • Continuing education course reimbursements
      Teacher re-certification
      Fingerprint initial and renewal authorization
    • Hiring for:  Central Office, Food Services, Adult Education, Multilingual
      Hiring for the following schools:
      ​        Deering High School
              Portland Arts & Technology High School
              King Middle School
              Lincoln Middle School
              East End Community School
              Lyseth Elementary School
              Presumpscot Elementary School
              Riverton Community School


    TAMMY GARLAND – Benefits Specialist 207-842-5344
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    • Insurance plans and other fringe benefits
    • Benefit enrollment and benefit changes
    • Retirement:  pensions, 403(b) plans, etc.
    • Retirement/resignation notifications
    • New employee onboarding
    • Wellness


    BERNADETTE GRATTO  
    Mentoring Coordinator/Teacher Certification Official/Induction Coordinator/Educator Pre-Service Coordinator  207-842-5329


    Mentor coordinator for new educators
    Oversight of Building Support Committee
    Mentor Trainer
    Induction Coordinator:  professional development for new educators, years 1 & 2
    Educator reauthorization for Maine Certification (PLCSS) System
    Pre-Service Coordinator – Colleges looking to establish student internships
    Coaching of probationary teachers
    District Trainer for Charlotte Danielson – Framework for Teaching and TEVAL
    TEVAL calibration


    CAROL RIDLON  Consulting Teacher & PLBSS Coordinator 207-842-5359

    Coaching and support for continuing contract educators
    Support to administrators regarding consulting teacher process
    Oversight of Professional Learning Based Salary System (PLBSS) for educators
    TEVAL support and calibration


    ANN MARIE ROGERS – Manager of Staffing & Talent Development 207-874-8120

    • Oversight of hiring process and staffing issues
    • Initial certification and acquiring new certification
    • Maine State and District credential and licensing requirements
    • Credentials compliance, tracking, and planning
    • NEO management


    STEPHANIE SALTZMAN  Payroll Manager  207-842-5316


    Responds to all payroll concerns re: pay, deductions, etc.
    Payroll and attendance for PEA, PAA, and non-rep salaried staff
    Payment of non-athletic stipends and differentials
    Employee deductions, except for MainePERS, Flexible Spending Accounts, and dues


    • LISA WILSON – HR Generalist 207-874-8119
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    • Absence Management Administrator (formerly Aesop)
    • Leaves of Absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act
    • Extended Leaves of Absence
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Substitute Teacher hiring
    • Salary placement for new hires
    • Safety, ergonomics, and OSHA