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Welcome to the Human Resources Department

Great Falls Public Schools is the third largest employer in Great Falls, Montana.

Our Vision: All kids engaged in learning today . . . for life tomorrow

Our Mission: We successfully educate students to navigate their future.

Phone: 406-268-6010      Fax: 406-268-6094

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The HR Mission:  Accomplishing the vision of Great Falls Public Schools in that ' All kids are engaged in learning today…for life tomorrow' involves the strategic alignment of academic resources, fiscal resources, physical resources and human resources.
Therefore, the GFPS Human Resource Department seeks to employ human resources and personnel practices so that GFPS is the employer of choice for every skilled and committed person who wants to work in the field of education in Montana.

The HR Department will provide an organizational framework to: recruit, select, classify, compensate, develop and reward the GFPS workforce, while ensuring an environment where Everyone Counts; Data Driven Decision Making is utilized; and Operational Excellence is emphasized.

Contact Us

Luke Diekhans
Human Resources Director
Phone: 406-268-6011
Fax: 406-268-6094

Heather Spurzem
Benefits Analyst/HR Lead
Phone: 406-268-6012
Fax: 406-268-6094
(FMLA; Insurance; Accident Reports; Angels In Action; SL Donations)

Open Position
Compensation Analyst
Phone: 406-268-6013
Fax: 406-268-6094
(Salary Information; Contracts; Personnel Actions; Good Apple Awards; Prior Credit Approval)

Sandy Bennett
Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 406-268-6087  
Fax: 406-268-6094
(Job Postings; Recruitment; Interviews; Unemployment)

Shannon McKiernan
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 406-268-6010
Fax: 406-268-6094
(Leave Requests; Reassignment of Duty; New Employee Paperwork)

Open Position
Personnel Technician
Phone: 406-268-6014
Fax: 406-268-6094
(Substitute Placement; AESOP Information)