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Human Resources Department

Welcome to Human Resources
  

Dr. Kathy D. Sims
Executive Director
Andrew Johnson Building, 15th floor
912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN  37902

Mailing Address: P.O.Box 2188,
Knoxville, TN 37902-2188
 Telephone: (865) 594-1929  Fax: (865) 594-3758 

             Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Looking for a Career?


All applications for employment for certified positions must be completed on-line. To assist you in completing your on-line application efficiently, gather the following information before you begin the process:

  • Information about Highly Qualified status
  • Praxis Test Scores
  • Information about college(s) attended including graduation date(s)
  • Student Teaching/Intern information
  • Non-college or other professional training (if applicable)
  • Certification/Licensing information including type of license, endorsement area(s) and expiration date
  • Teaching experience including dates and address of school
  • Other employment history
  • Military experience (if applicable)
  • Reference information
When you begin your application, you will be asked to create a username and a password. It is helpful if you select a USERNAME and PASSWORD before you begin. Make note of this information and maintain it in a secure location.

Read the directions carefully. All starred items must be completed.

If you cannot complete the application in one setting, you may logout, return to the website and then complete the application at your convenience.

Apply on-line now

Note to Certified Applicants:
VACANCIES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:
Interim and temporary positions which occur after August 14, 2012 are not advertised. Those vacancies are filled from the existing applicant pool on a temporary basis and advertised as a vacancy for the following school year.

To become a part of the available pool of applicants, individuals are encouraged to complete an application on-line and submit it at any time.


NEW TENURE LAWS 
Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 70 of the public acts of 2011 made significant revisions to the laws regarding tenure for public school teachers in Tennessee. (Details, Download FAQ)


NEW COLLABORATIVE 
CONFERENCING LAW


On June 1, 2011, Governor Haslam signed into law the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act (PECCA). The PECCA replaces the Education Professional Negotiations Act (EPNA), effectively substituting collaborative conferencing for Tennessee’s traditional collective bargaining process.  While there are some similarities between the two laws, the PECCA is substantially different from the EPNA, creating new avenues of communication between teachers and school boards and stressing inclusiveness of all professional employees’ organizations. Frequently Asked Questions


NEW GRADUATES LICENSURE INFORMATION

What "Pending" means to first time license application (message adapted from email received from Vance Rugaard, Executive Director, Teacher)

Tennessee "traditional" teacher preparation programs produce about 3500 new grads per year. The vast majority of these are spring graduates and their applications for initial licensure arrive at the SDE in May and June. Obviously, it takes a good deal of time to process all of these applications. This article explains the State Department of Education's new graduate license approval process and hopes to alleviate apprehension while waiting for that first teaching license.


NEW EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

New employee handbook now available online! KCS Employee Handbook includes general information, benefits, policies, and guidelines for all employees, classified and certified. Please download file or bookmark page for future reference. (See online eBook Edition
)
 HR Links

HR Home



APEX - Strategic Compensation

2013 Influenza Schedule

Employee Handbook

Applying for a position

How to Apply
Submit Application
Update Application

Substitutes
Substitute Requirements
Substitute Application

Payscales:
Salary Schedules

View Openings:
Certified Openings
Administrative - Supervisor
Classified
Apply on-line now

Office of Teacher Licensing:
License Renewal

Benefits:
KCS Benefits Dept.


Dr. Kathy D. Sims
Executive Director

Dr. Rodney Russell
Director of Human Capital Strategy
Adrian Rucker
Director of Operations
Carolyn Lee
Elementary
Staffing Manager
Scott Bolton
Middle & High
Staffing Manager

HR
 Directory - listing of staff members and contact numbers
Announcements
Teachers Must Pass Praxis for End of Course Exam Subjects
Under Public Chapter 1020 as passed in the 2012 legislative session, all teachers of record for courses in which there is a state-level, End of Course exam will be required to pass the relevant Praxis content assessment on or before January 1, 2013 if they do not hold the subject-specific endorsement to teach the course.  (Read more)
Evaluation Grievance Process

Please see documents below for information on the Knox County Schools Certified Evaluation Grievance Procedure. Please contact Christine Wolf at 594-1912, if you have any further questions.


KCS - GAE Evaluation Grievance Procedure
KCS GAE - Grievance Policy
SBE - 5-201 Evaluation Policy
Step I - Evaluation Grievance Form
Step II - Evaluation Grievance Form
Step III - Evaluation Grievance Form




Name change, address change?
CERTIFIED PersonnelPlease remember, if you have made a name change with the Human Resources Department, you must also complete your name change on your Tennessee Teaching License at www.tn.gov/education/lic/
 
CLASSIFIED Personnel: If you have moved, gotten married, have a new phone number or changed any other personal or contact information, please update the information by completing an address/name change form which is available on the Human Resources homepage. Please fax (594-3758) the completed form to Sherry Self, Human Resources, 15th floor. Download form HR-112 to submit changes.
 
ADDRESS CHANGE:  If you need to make an address change, you can update your new information immediately with the Human Resources Department. Download form HR-112 to submit changes.

Distinguished Professionals Education Institute helps fill gaps in classrooms

The Distinguished Professionals Education Institute, a non-profit organization, helps professionals who are not certified teachers to find positions in the teaching profession, either part time or full time, where they can share their skills and knowledge.

Distinguished Professionals Education Institute
 


How Do I Apply for Employment?
Applications Now Accepted Electronically
Administrative, certified, classified and substitute job applications are now accepted electronically.

For more information about administrative/supervisory positions, please contact Pam Blackburn at 594-1090

For more information about certified positions, please contact Sandie Johnson (Elementary) at 594-1920, or Leanne Robillard (Secondary) at 594-1911.

For more information about classified positions, please contact Barbara Bell (Elementary) at 594-4436, or Lori Busby (Secondary) at 594-2984. 

For more information about substitute positions, please contact Irma Thompson at 594-1919.
Department Web Pages
Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, all certified educators will receive annual evaluations as required under Tennessee's First to the Top Act. These pages provide answers to several questions.
Department Files
 Employee Self Service (ESS)
Documents regarding ESS
Department Contacts
+ Sims, Dr. Kathy D., Executive Director
+ Lee, Carolyn - Elementary Staffing Manager
+ Rucker, Adrian, Middle/High Staffing Manager
+ Russell, Rodney, Staffing Manager
Click on name to see details.

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