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Human Resources

Welcome to Ferndale School District.

Our district is dedicated to the achievement of all students both socially and academically. In addition, our community is supportive and committed to our schools. Student success in Ferndale is based on our outstanding staff and community. The staff of certificated and classified work as a family to nurture and care for each child.  They support and care for each other. This family environment separates our school district from others. Please take a minute and let our staff tell you about our district.


Kara Silsbee
Director of Human Resources

Viry Ferreira
Administrative Assistant to Executive Director of Communications & Director of Human Resources

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Julie Carlson
HR Specialist | Benefits and Leave

Nicole Smith
Hiring Specialist|
Substitute Coordinator

Heidi Lindsay
HR Specialist | Classified

Lisa Taylor
HR Specialist | Certified