Port Angeles School District seeks human resources director

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District is seeking a new director of human resources.

Misty Dieffenbach has accepted the position of assistant superintendent of human resources for the South Kitsap School District and will begin in that position July 1.

“We wish Misty well in her new endeavors at South Kitsap. She has been an incredible resource to our human resources department, and she will be sorely missed,” Port Angeles Superintendent Jane Pryne said in a written statement.

Dieffenbach's responsibilities as the district's director of human resources included the coordination of staffing projects, contract management, professional development, Title IX compliance, human resource planning and all aspects of human resources for the school district.

“She will be hard to replace, but we are confident she has created a strong human resources foundation for her replacement,” Pryne said.

Prior to her arrival in Port Angeles, Dieffenbach served as clinic coordinator for Valley Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, and served as office manager at Palouse Pediatrics of Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman.

Education

Dieffenbach earned a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's in human resource management from Western Governors University.

She is the third Port Angeles district administrator scheduled to depart June 30 and the fourth since 2013.

South Kitsap's current superintendent is Michelle Reid, former deputy superintendent of the Port Angeles School District, who left Port Angeles in June 2013.

Pryne will retire June 30, and Mary Ann Unger, a retired district administrator who has served as interim deputy superintendent since Reid's departure, will return to her retirement on the same date.

Marc Jackson, a school district superintendent from Southern California, will replace Pryne.

Gerald Gabbard of Estes Park, Colo., is the new assistant superintendent.

Both will begin their new duties in Port Angeles on July 1.

The district will accept applications for the human resources position through an online application at www.portangelesschools.org.

For more information about applicant requirements or applications, email the district at jobs@portangelesschools.org or phone 360-565-3722.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: May 07. 2014 6:00PM
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