Sharron Pitts, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & General Counsel

Sharron leads the GRPS Human Resources & Legal Services Department. Sharron has over 17 years of experience working in a K-12 environment, having served as the General Counsel and Chief of Staff in a large urban school system prior to joining the GRPS team. Contact Sharron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2031.

 

Micky Savage, Director of Human Resources & Legal Services

 

Micky directs the day to day operations of the Human Resources and Labor Relations Department. With 16 years’ experience working in public education, Micky is well versed in all aspects of employment and labor relations.   Micky also serves as Chief Negotiator and liaison between the unions and the district. Contact Micky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2095.

 

 Jamel Embree, Manager

 

Jamel provides advice, consultation and assistance to the Human Resources Department in the areas of process improvement with the goal of improving its effectiveness. Jamel has been employed with the Grand Rapids Public Schools for over 20 years. Contact Jamel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2059.

 

Erich Harmsen, Human Capital Facilitator

 

Erich provides consultation and technical support in the areas of employee evaluation, training and new teacher support to improve employee performance. Erich has over 19 years of education experience having served as a teacher for five years and a building principal for 14 years. Contact Erich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2007.

 

Lisa Steed, Benefits Supervisor

 

Lisa oversees employee benefits and the benefits team. Lisa has over 15 years of experience working in K-12 education as well as post-secondary education. Her vast experience in education includes Benefits Coordination, Human Resources, Employee Relations and Payroll. Contact Lisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2006.

 

Michelle Singleton, Senior Human Resource Generalist (Lead)

 

Michelle currently facilitates the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, placement and retention of the teaching staff. Michelle has over 20 years of human resources experience where she has worked with all of the various union and non-union employees groups in the district. Michelle also assists the Director of Human Resources with labor relations in the areas of investigations and grievances and provides training for staff. Contact Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-3624

 

Alison Roossien, Senior Human Resource Generalist

 

Alison currently facilitates the hiring, onboarding, placement and retention of the teaching staff. Alison also assists the Director of Human Resources with labor relations in the areas of investigations and grievances and provides training for staff. Alison has extensive experience in teacher contract interpretation and has assisted with contract negotiations. Alison has been with the Grand Rapids Public Schools for over 20 years. Contact Alison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2033.

Anedra Morris, Human Resource Generalist (Lead)

 

Anedra facilitates the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, placement, and retention of the District’s administrative staff. Anedra has been in the human resources field for over 10 years. Prior to joining GRPS, Anedra provided human resources support to companies of all sizes in higher education, retail sales and health care administration. Contact Anedra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2080.

 

Carmen L. Martinez-Molero, Human Resource Generalist

Carmen facilitates the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, placement and retention of various union and non-union employee groups. Carmen has over 11 years of human resources experience where she has succeeded in working in a variety of diverse cultures and serving multiple functions. Contact Carmen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2026.

 

 

 Gwenevere Moore, Human Resource Generalist

 

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Gwen facilitates the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, placement, and retention of certain non-unionized employee groups. Gwen has over 15 years of human resources experience. Gwen’s background also includes counseling where she is able to apply those skills to recruitment, employee relations and employee development. Contact Gwen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2301.

 

Shaundra Frazier, Human Resource Generalist

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Shaundra facilitates the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, placement of all the No Benefit positions, coaches, tutors, and WIA students.  In addition, Shaundra is responsible for the verification of teacher certifications and professional employee licensure.   Shaundra has experience in a variety of human resource functions including staffing and placement, customer service and interviewing.  In additiona, Shaundra has experience in employee engagement, facilitating small groups, managing projects, and creating processes and procedures.  Shaundra has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Davenport University and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from Ashford University.   Shaundra is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Contact Shundra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tina Rachal, Legal Administrative Assistant

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Tina is the executive assistant to Sharron Pitts and assists the HR the Department as needed.    Tina has 30 years of experience as a legal/executive assistant and has worked in both law firms and legal departments of private corporations.  Contact Tina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 819-2031.



Rachel Ybarra, Human Resorce Assistant

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Rachel serves as a front line leader working with the substitute system, certain onboarding activities and assisting in the compilation of required state reports.  Rachel has over 20 years of experience working in the Human Resources Department.  Contact Rachal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (616) 810-2507.

 

  

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