Human Resources

Welcome to the Needham Public Schools Human Resources page! If you are a prospective employee, we hope this information will be helpful to you as you make your decision about applying to our district. If you are a current employee, you will find very helpful information about benefits, retirement, professional development, forms and much more. The Office of Human Resources manages the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all employees in the Needham Public Schools. Our mission is to provide services to school employees to promote a positive and healthy work environment for all staff. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all employees. In support of our employees, this office also serves as the liaison to the Town for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance.  We also manage and can assist you with retirement, the employee assistance program, and tax-sheltered annuities. The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources supervises the staff development program and the mentoring program for teachers in the Needham Public Schools. All prospective employees are strongly encouraged to review the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for more information about working conditions, benefits, and salary information. Please click on the contract link to the left, then click on the appropriate contract.

Job Fair Announcement: 
The Greater Boston School Human Resources Network proudly sponsors its eighth annual diversity job fair on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm held at the Roger Wellington Elementary School, 121 Orchard Street, Belmont, MA. 02478. Member districts include Acton-Boxboro, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln-Sudbury, Needham, Newton, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood and Winchester. To register, please visit the Greater Boston School HRN website after January 1st.

Getting to Know Human Resources The Human Resources Department takes great pride in providing all employees with quality and prompt service for their personnel needs. The department operates with a team mindset – anyone in the department will gladly assist you with your matter. To help expedite your request, this list will indicate which staff member can best assist you.

The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.
Alexandra M. McNeil, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400 x11208

Brian Higgins
Assistant Director for Human Resources
781-455-0400 x 11243

Lisa Tedeschi
Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
781-455-0400 x 11209

Suzanna Patch
Human Resource Specialist
781-455-0400 x11210

Mary Santiago
Administrative Assistant
781-455-0400 x11230
Please email for suitability requests.

Stacy Dixon
Payroll Supervisor
781-455-0400 x11244

Robert Braman
Payroll Coordinator
781-455-0400 x11366
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