District 214 Human Resources

"A teacher affects eternity..." Henry Adams

Township High School District 214 offers an opportunity to join a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon High School District. Our District is comprised of six exemplary high schools, and three alternative educational programs. We are instrumental in building bright futures for nearly 13,000 students.

Township High School District 214 Human Resources Department is dedicated to promoting a positive work environment that encourages employees to perform at the highest level of achievement and to contribute in meaningful ways to the district. Recruitment, development and retention of high caliber staff are key components in enabling District 214 to maintain and build upon its status as an outstanding high school district. District 214 depends on quality staff, working collaboratively, to create the infrastructure that fosters maximum student learning.


The Human Resources Department is committed to:
  • answering questions and offering guidance to employees on any work-related matter;
  • help recruit the most qualified individuals for our job openings;
  • coordinate the hiring process for new employees; and
  • help facilitate positive employee relationships and create a workplace that reflects the values of the district. 

ESP & CMA Employees: Internal Applicants Only


Current Events

October 27, 2014 Institute Day


Contact Us

Human Resources
Township HS District 214
2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
Arlington Hts., IL 60005

Email: hresources@d214.org
Fax: (847) 718-7653

Office Hours:
7am – 3:30pm (M-F)

Kurt Laakso
Associate Superintendent for Human Resources
(847) 718-7647

Kathy Polach
Employee Relations Supervisor
(847) 718-7651

Shawn Collins
Executive Administrative Assistant
(847) 718-7648

Maribel Hernandez
Administrative Assistant
(847) 718-7851

Sandy Franklin
Administrative Assistant
(847) 718-7649

Amy North
Administrative Assistant
(847) 718-7650

Maria Walsh
Administrative Assistant
(847) 718-7652

Kathy Calhoun/Carole Schwichtenberg
FVEC Receptionist
(847) 718-7600

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