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Human Resources

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 also available at oneamerica.com.


Employee Information

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

Sarah Wooldridge

HR Coordinator
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1943

Jennifer Clawson

Benefits Specialist
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1958

Kara Hardy

HR/Finance Administrative Assistant
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1929

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