Human Resources


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  • Comprehensive employee benefits
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  • Culture committed to kids, learning and growth
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The mission of the Human Resources department is to serve as a strategic partner in furthering the district's goal of becoming the employer of choice. We manage personnel services for more than 1,300 staff members including employment, training, employee relations, benefits, safety, and health, while ensuring compliance with district policies, laws, and regulations.

Joplin Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not illegally discriminate in its programs, services, activities or facilities.

Contact Us

Fax: 417-781-2859

Melissa Smith
Human Resource Coordinator
Certified Staff
417-625-5200, EXT. 2002
[email protected]

Amanda Keller
Human Resource Coordinator
Classified Staff
417-625-5200, EXT. 2045
[email protected]

Erin Parrigon
Human Resource Coordinator
Absence Management / Substitute Placement
417-625-5200, EXT. 2013
[email protected]

Ariana Valade
Benefits Coordinator
417-625-5200, EXT. 2001
[email protected]

Mikell Warren
Assistant Director of Human Resources
417-625-5200, EXT. 2023
[email protected]

Justin Crawford
Director of Educational Support and Human Resources
Compliance Officer
[email protected]
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