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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


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

  • Employee relations
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Step eligibility
  • Salary issues
  • Compliance
  • Title IX Officer:  Barbara
  • Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Officer:  Richard

HOLLY BARNUM  HR Specialist 207-842-5319

    • Differentials and Stipends
    • Educational Technician re-authorization
    • Fingerprint initial and renewal authorization
    • All Custodial hiring
      All Transportation hiring
      All Student Support Services hiring
      All staff 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 Center

    THERESA DEMBOWSKI  Payroll Specialist  207-842-5320

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

DEE DUDLEY Central Office Receptionist 207-874-8100

  • Work permits
  • Employee Access Center
  • Employee name/address changes
  • Employment verification
  • ID badges

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

Mentoring Coordinator/Teacher Certificate and Highly Qualified Teacher Official

CAROL RIDLON  Consulting Teacher

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

  • Coordinates staffing/hiring process
  • Maine State and District credential and licensing requirements
  • Credentials compliance, tracking, and planning

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

TAMARA SLOAN – HR Specialist 207-874-8118

    • Continuing education course reimbursements
      Teacher re-certification
      Fingerprint initial and renewal authorization
    • All Central Office hiring
    • All Food Service hiring
      All Adult Education hiring
      All Multilingual hiring
      All staff 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

      LISA WILSON – HR Generalist 207-874-8119
    • 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