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A great workplace combines exceptional people with the opportunity to serve others.

SPS serves nearly 10,000 students from across our community, and we are looking for individuals who are passionate about education and have a desire to serve. If this describes you, we invite you to browse current openings and consider becoming a part of the SPS community.

Springfield Public Schools is committed to recruiting and cultivating exceptional talent to serve in the education of our community. Our commitment to our employees extends beyond the classroom to include professional development opportunities, training and achievement recognition. 

The Human Resources Department serves more than 1,700 Springfield Public Schools employees, including:

  • Administrators (principals, district leadership, managers, supervisors and confidential secretaries).
  • Licensed teaching staff (teachers, counselors, nurses, school psychologists, speech therapist).
  • Classified staff (custodial, educational assistants, maintenance, nutrition services, office staff, and transportation).
  • Substitute employees (licensed and classified).

Learn more about how to join our team and make a difference for the students of Springfield.


Career Opportunities at SPS

Join the team making a difference, one student at a time.
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Meet Our People

Welder Kirk Palahniuk inside his shop

Kirk Palahniuk

Classified Employee in Facilities Department
37+ years working as a welder at SPS

"I started my apprenticeship with the district, learning mechanical work and welding. After I graduated high school and turned 18, they offered me a job. I have been with the district since."

Tiffany Haugen portrait

Tiffany Haugen

Library Teacher at Walterville Elementary 
3 years working at SPS

"Both my husband and I attended Walterville Elementary--I actually remember grading a math paper of his when he was in my grandmother’s classroom. We left Oregon to teach in Alaska’s Arctic region and later in Indonesia. We moved back to Walterville. Our two sons also attended Walterville Elementary. My advice for anyone who works with children is to remember that every day counts and investing in our future means creating a kind, creative, joyful atmosphere that ultimately inspires a life-long love of learning."

Maria Denny in front of the SPS Admin building

Maria Denny

Administrative Secretary for Instruction
One year working at SPS

"I started working as a translator supporting the English Language Development Programs at Thurston High School. I love translation and interpretation work, and helping families within our district."

Jose da Silva portrait

José Nelson da Silva

Administrator and Principal at Springfield High School
10 years working at SPS

"I came to the U.S. to pursue my second Bachelor's in Linguistics at the University of Oregon after receiving my first degree in Translation and Interpretation in Brazil. By the time the principal position opened-up 10 years ago, I had worked my way up through six different jobs. I love the fact that SHS has a strong sense of community and the feel of a family--it has such a diverse makeup of students and offerings, it is a welcoming and inclusive setting whether we come together in celebration or to support each other when facing challenges."

Our Benefits

Whether it's affordable healthcare options for employees and their families, the access to beneficial retirement programs, paid time off,
or the professional development offerings, Springfield Public Schools employment goes beyond just a paycheck.  

Pathways in Education Program

The Lane Education Service District Pathways Program provides scholars with tuition scholarships ranging between
$2,500 and $15,000 to attend Bushnell University, University of Oregon, Pacific University, or Lane Community College.
In addition, scholars receive personalized academic support throughout the program, from application to licensure. 

apply to pathways program

Technical Assistance for New Employees

Human Resources Team

Dustin Reese
Director of Human Resources

Lydia Fabian
Assistant Director of Human Resources  

HR Technicians
Joni Balli
Betsy Frost
Amanda Gley

Administrative Secretary
Linda Bridges