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Human Resources

Vision Statement 

The Employee Services (Human Resources) department strives to serve all staff and stakeholders by providing professional services that meet the district's varied HR needs, complies with applicable laws and reporting requirements, and consistently maximizes the ability of the district to focus its resources on students and staff. 

Employee Services provides a full range of services including:

  • Recruitment/onboarding/retention of quality employees
  • Employee/labor relations
  • Training and development
  • Records management
  • Personnel transactions and investigations
  • Job classification compensation and negotiations
  • Benefits administrations/management
  • Leaves of absence/FMLA
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Student-teacher agreements/placements
  • Substitute staff employment/management

Join Our Team

STMA is constantly looking for future employees who:

  • Have students at the center of their work
  • Engage in continuous improvement
  • Cultivate family connections
  • Are energetic and hard-working
  • Take pride in their work
  • Are persistent and service-minded
  • Like to work in a team environment
  • Set new standards for excellence

Meet the Employee Services Team

Douglas Birk, Director of Administrative Services 763-497-6504 (direct) or ext. 5504

  • Labor relations, negotiations, contracts
  • Investigations, compensation, compliance, & policy development
  • Human Rights and Title IX Officer


Angel Lussier, Human Resources Supervisor 763-497-3180

  • Employee life cycle management for certified staff
  • Federal and state reporting and compliance
  • TalentEd system management


Heather Ludwig, Employee Services Specialist 763-497-3180

  • Employee life cycle management for non-certified staff
  • Substitute and SmartFind system management
  • Verifications of employment


Ally Olinger, Benefits and Leave Coordinator 763-497-3180, x5408

  • Benefits coordination
  • Workers compensation
  • Leaves of absence administration

Please see the STMA Employment page for more information on working at the STMA School District. You can access our online application system to view current vacancies, apply online, and continue/modify your application. An approved background check, I-9 verification, and payroll paperwork must be completed prior to working as an employee or substitute for the STMA School District.


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