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School District 189 is a GREAT place to work. Come work where you make a difference! East St. Louis School District 189 is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a talented and diverse team.

View and apply for our current career opportunities here.

The East St. Louis School District 189 Human Resources Department is the epicenter of service.  It is our responsibility to provide potential and current employees the necessary information to perform tasks essential to employment. We provide support and guidance to our educators and employees in every endeavor.

The Human Resources Department staff members follow the principles of the Big Four:  

  1. Courtesy
  2. Dignity
  3. Professionalism
  4. Respect for all

The six main functions of the East St. Louis School District 189 Human Resources Department are:

  • Recruitment
  • Staff Member, Stakeholder, and Student Safety
  • Employee Relations
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • School District Compliance
  • Training and Professional Development.

Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the East St. Louis School District 189 Human Resources Department is to promote, through personalized customer service, the recruitment, selection, and retention of highly qualified employees who will effectively serve and meet the needs of East St. Louis School District 189’s students and the community.

Training Guides:

Title IX Basic Training for K-12 Administrators


Departmental Initiatives:

  • Teacher Vacancy Grant
  • Greenville College Educator Field Experience
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Intern and Field Experience Initiative
  • Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program

Contact Us:

Dr. Valencia Hawkins,
Chief Human Resource Officer
Title IX Coordinator

Phone:  618-646-3048

Merci Phillips,
Administrative Assistant

Phone:  618-646-3046

LaToya Greenwood,
Executive Director of Human Resources

Phone:  618-646-3058

Melanie Hood,
Director of Educator Recruitment and Retention

Phone:  618-646-3048

Crystal Hill,
Human Resources Manager

Phone:  618-646-3054

Sharla Randolph,
Benefits Specialist

Phone:  618-646-3067 

Belinda Hamilton,
Human Resources Generalist

Phone:  618-646-3000   ext. 2976

Sheneitha Taylor,
Human Resources Receptionist


Phone: 618-646-3000