Human Resources MissionIt 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: 800-523-0591Battle 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 StaffTom Zahrt, Assistant SuperintendentPh: 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 itemsJeni Opel, HR ManagerPh: 269-250-9297 | Fax: 269-250-9201Contact about: Benefits, FMLA, Worker's Compensation, WellnessMelinda Nelson, HR GeneralistPh: 269-250-9295 | Fax: 269-250-9201Contact about: Certifications, Payroll Authorizations, New Teacher Induction, Head Start/GSRP HR Related ItemsMarie Stephens, HR Executive Admin Asst
Ph: 269-250-9298 | Fax: 269-250-9201Contact about: Fingerprinting/Background Checks, Recruiting, Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Forgiveness, Student Transportation, InternsTara Kane, Admin Asst/Receptionist (AM)Ph: 269-250-9200 | Fax: 269-250-9201Contact about: Job Postings, SafeSchoolsBarb Smalla, Admin Asst/Receptionist (PM)Ph: 269-250-9241 | Fax: 269-250-9201Contact about: Red Light/Green Light & Releases for Subs and Public School Academies, Workforce and MiSuite Login IssuesOther Helpful Staff for Employment Related MattersLou Ann Prescott, PayrollPh: 269-250-9369 | Fax: 269-250-9361Carrie Wesley, PayrollPh: 269-250-9247 | Fax: 269-250-9361