• Human Resources

  • Human Resources Mission

    It is the mission of this division to support a fair and equitable work environment by providing high-quality human resources services. We accomplish this by providing a safe, helpful and inclusive environment and recruiting qualified, diverse individuals.
    In this section you'll find information about:
    To contact HelpNet
    employee assistance program:
    Kalamazoo: 800-523-0591
    Battle Creek: 800-969-6162

    Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following positions at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Assistant Superintendents- Tom Zahrt, Mindy Miller & Dr. Jennifer Sell. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.

  • Human Resources Staff

    Tom Zahrt, Assistant Superintendent
    Ph: 269-250-9299  | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Employee Relations, Pre-employment testing/screening, Tenure, Highly Qualified, Job Offers, Compensation, Contracts, Personnel Policies, Shared HR Services, any of the below items
    Jeni Opel, HR Manager
    Ph: 269-250-9297 | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Benefits, FMLA, Worker's Compensation, Wellness
    Melinda Nelson, HR Generalist
    Ph: 269-250-9295 | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Certifications, Payroll Authorizations, New Teacher Induction, Head Start/GSRP HR Related Items
    Marie Stephens, HR Executive Admin Asst
    Ph: 269-250-9298 | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Fingerprinting/Background Checks, Recruiting, Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Forgiveness, Student Transportation, Interns
    Tara Kane, Admin Asst/Receptionist (AM)
    Ph: 269-250-9200 | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Job Postings, SafeSchools
    Barb Smalla, Admin Asst/Receptionist (PM)
    Ph: 269-250-9241 | Fax: 269-250-9201
    Contact about: Red Light/Green Light & Releases for Subs and Public School Academies, Workforce and MiSuite Login Issues


    Other Helpful Staff for Employment Related Matters
    Ph: 269-250-9369 | Fax: 269-250-9361 
    Carrie Wesley, Payroll
    Ph: 269-250-9247 | Fax: 269-250-9361