Welcome to the Human Resources Department

  • Great Falls Public Schools is the third largest employer in Great Falls, Montana.

    Our Vision: All kids engaged in learning today . . . for life tomorrow

    Our Mission: We successfully educate students to navigate their future.

    Phone: 406-268-6010      Fax: 406-268-6094

    Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    The HR Mission:  Accomplishing the vision of Great Falls Public Schools in that ' All kids are engaged in learning today…for life tomorrow' involves the strategic alignment of academic resources, fiscal resources, physical resources and human resources.
    Therefore, the GFPS Human Resource Department seeks to employ human resources and personnel practices so that GFPS is the employer of choice for every skilled and committed person who wants to work in the field of education in Montana.

    The HR Department will provide an organizational framework to: recruit, select, classify, compensate, develop and reward the GFPS workforce, while ensuring an environment where Everyone Counts; Data Driven Decision Making is utilized; and Operational Excellence is emphasized.

Contact Us

  • Luke Diekhans
    Human Resources Director
    Email: luke_diekhans@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6011
    Fax: 406-268-6094

    Heather Spurzem
    Benefits Analyst/HR Lead
    Email: heather_spurzem@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6012
    Fax: 406-268-6094
    (FMLA; Insurance; Accident Reports; Angels In Action; SL Donations)

    Susan Woyth
    Compensation Analyst
    Email: susan_woyth@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6013
    Fax: 406-268-6094
    (Salary Information; Contracts; Personnel Actions; Good Apple Awards; Prior Credit Approval)

    Sandy Bennett
    Recruitment Specialist
    Email: sandy_bennett@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6087  
    Fax: 406-268-6094
    (Job Postings; Recruitment; Interviews; Unemployment)

    Shannon McKiernan
    Administrative Assistant
    Email: shannon_mckiernan@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6010
    Fax: 406-268-6094
    (Leave Requests; Reassignment of Duty; New Employee Paperwork)

    Brooke Corry
    Personnel Technician
    Email: brooke_corry@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Phone: 406-268-6014
    Fax: 406-268-6094
    (Substitute Placement; AESOP Information)