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The Human Resources Department supports the district’s nearly 5,000 employees. This includes the recruitment and retention of employees in several different employment categories, including teachers, administrators, support staff, bus drivers, and more. The department also oversees employee benefits and payroll, as well as substitute teachers and student records.

As a major employer, Des Moines Public Schools is always looking for talented and committed employees.

If you have questions or inquires to send an email to DMPS Human Resources at dmpshr@dmschools.org

Please be sure to visit Jobs@DMPS for a list of open positions.


Chief Human Resources Officer

Susan Tallman
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7709


Director of Human Resources – Certified Staff

Tiffany O’Hara
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
P: 515-242-7566


Director of Human Resources – Classified Staff

Sheila Mason
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
P: 515-242-7659


Director of Human Resources – Employee Services

Cathy McKay
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
P: 515-242-8131


If you have questions or inquires to send an email to DMPS Human Resources at dmpshr@dmschools.org