JC Schools promotes HR Manager to Human Resources Director

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JC Schools has promoted director of human resources Tim Thompson to director of human resources, according to a district press release.

Thompson will assume this role starting in July. His promotion was unanimously approved by the board in April, according to the school district. His salary will increase from $75,000 to $95,000.

“I have really enjoyed being a point of contact for all district employees and trying to help them have a quality work life,” Thompson said in a district press release. “I really enjoy entering the buildings and meeting staff from all departments. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work as part of the central office leadership team and help achieve our goal of continuing to build a district of champions.”

Thompson plans to set aside time for HR teams and staff to meet and discuss issues throughout the year.

Prior to joining the Jefferson City School District, Thompson was a teacher for 17 years, principal at Scott County Central in Sikeston, middle and high school principal at South Nodaway High School in Barnard, high school principal in Crystal City. 47 years old and elementary school principal at South Harrison R-2 in Bethany. He was also Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center and Division Chairman of the Fine Arts, Languages, Communication and Education Departments at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.

Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from William Woods University, and an education specialist diploma in educational administration from William Woods.

Thompson has been involved with theater in Jefferson City, including Rough Writers and Scene One Theater, and will direct “Blithe Spirit” for the Little Theater this fall.

In the past, the duties of human resources director were covered by the assistant superintendent, according to the district, but with the promotion of Thompson, these roles will be separated.

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