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Human Resources

Welcome to the Human Resources Department!

The Human Resources department in North Palos School District 117 is committed to supporting the recruitment, retention, recognition and development of a highly qualified, transdisciplinary team that meets the educational needs of all learners. Human Resources serves as the initial point of contact for the onboarding of newly hired staff members. Our office is also committed to supporting current employees by providing information and assistance that ensures ongoing success in their employment with North Palos School District 117. As a school district, we recognize that our employees are the most valuable resource in ensuring quality instructional programs for our learners. Should you ever require any assistance, our office is here to help you answer any questions that you may have during your employment in the district. 

Employment Opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in North Palos School District 117! We encourage you to apply for openings by navigating the links below. We also encourage you to check back often, as positions open up throughout the school year. 

It is the policy of the North Palos School District 117 to decide all matters of employment solely on the basis of the applicant's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. North Palos School District 117 ensures equal employment opportunity regardless of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, physical disability or mental handicap unrelated to the ability of an individual, as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act and all other applicable laws. 
All interested applicants must submit (online only):
  • A letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Copy of Transcripts
  • Copy of Teacher Certification (if applicable)
  • Three Letters of Reference 

 View Staff Vacancies and Apply Online

For general questions, you may contact Human Resources at [email protected]

Educator Resources

ISBE Educator Licensure Requirements
Description: this external website links viewers to the requirements for Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) and Educator Licensure with Stipulations (ELS), as outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

ISBE Directory of Approved Licensure Programs
Description: this external resource contains an ISBE-approved directory of approved colleges for initial teaching licensure and subsequent programs. 
Ms. Lisa Whitcomb
Director of Human Resources &
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Directs HR and Substitute functions
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment and Onboarding
  • Contracts
  • Course Reimbursement
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • HR Information Systems
  • Licensure
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Applitrack/Frontline Management
  • Recruitment
  • District Complaint Manager
  • Background Checks
Maria Sanchez
HR Administrative Assistant
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Job Postings
  • Employment and Onboarding
  • Employment Verifications
  • Seniority Lists
  • HR Support
Rosa Ramirez
HR Benefits Administrative Assistant
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Benefits
  • Absence Management
  • Sick Bank