Human Resources

Department Contacts
Contact Position Phone
Brad Galin Director of Human Resources 269.323.5152
Jennifer Tuyls Human Resources Generalist 269.323.5157
Deb Smith HR Assistant 269.323.5174
Amy Blankshain HR Assistant 269.323.5183
  Fax 269.323.5158


Click here for job openings at Portage Public Schools and step-by-step instructions for submitting your application.

Note: PPS does not accept paper applications or resumes sent to HR. All candidates must follow the link and fill out an online application and upload any pertinent information such as resumes, cover letters, certifications, etc.

Also please note: Applicants will be updated electronically as to the status of their candidacy. We are processing applications and interviews as quickly and efficiently as possible. We would appreciate your patience and understanding that we cannot take phone calls due to the high volume of candidates. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process efficiently.


PPS is always in need of high quality substitute teachers, secretaries, para-professionals and for student supervision throughout the schools. We are partnering with EDUStaff for these positions. You can apply online at or call 877.974.6338 for more information

Employee Assistance

PPS employees are invited to watch this powerpoint presentation about services available to you and your household.

Characteristics of Healthy Relationships: click here.

Little Changes Make Big Differences: click here for 23 ways to improve your health.

Lifestyle Possibilities a Guide to Wellness: click here

Who to Contact

Brad Galin
Semester and full year leaves

Jennifer Tuyls
Benefits (all health, dental, vision, and disability insurance issues)
FMLA (and non FMLA ​(medical) ​leaves)
Course Work and Pay Adjustments

Deb Smith
Change of Status/Requisitions
Employee Time Off
New Employee User Accounts/Changes
​Fingerprint Management​
Worker's Compensation

Amy Blankshain
ID Badges (creation of new ones or access changes)
IChats (Volunteers)
Verification of Employment
Schedule B & C Positions (both PPS and EDUStaff)
Personnel Files