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Human Resources

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Jackson County Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer with approximately 600 employees. The Human Resources Department guides prospective employees in the hiring process and provides support to current employees. The HR Department is committed to providing excellent customer service.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee assistance is available to all full-time employees through OneAmerica.

Resources are offered at no cost in the following areas:

  • Confidential Counseling
  • Financial Information and Resources
  • Legal Support and Resources
  • Work-Life Solutions
  • Guidance Resources Online
  • Free Online Will Preparation

Additional information is available at or select the link below to view the Employee Assistance Program flyer.

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Information

JCPS 2023-2024 Employee Handbook

CEU Renewal Requirements

The Jackson County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, creed, national origin or political affiliation. Assignments are made in accordance with the need of the school system and are subject to change.



Teri Walawender

Director of Human Resources
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1925

Report a Title IX Violation

Sarah Wooldridge

HR Coordinator
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1943

Jennifer Clawson

Benefits Specialist
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1958

Email Human Resources

Payroll and Employee Benefit information

NC Salary Schedules