• Human Resources Department


    Welcome to Staunton City Schools

    The dynamic City of Staunton is located at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 64 in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. With a population of more than 24,000, Staunton boasts a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere signature of a small town, but also offers one-of-a-kind cultural amenities that you're more likely to find in a larger, metropolitan area.

    With a relatively low cost of living and close proximity to the Virginia cities of Waynesboro (15 mi), Harrisonburg (29 mi), Charlottesville (40 mi), Richmond (108 mi) and even Washington, D.C. (157 mi), Staunton is the ideal place to visit or call home. There are numerous opportunities for higher education with nine colleges/universities located within a 55 mile radius of Staunton.

    Staunton City Schools is a PK-12 public school committed to its students and to providing an excellent educational program. Staunton City Schools seeks an innovative, diverse, professional and well-trained work force to carry out the school’s mission.



    Staunton City Schools believes that the greatest asset to the teaching profession are our PEOPLE! That is each of YOU! Every time we grow in the profession, our students also grow! This why we are so invested in focused teacher and student initiatives including: Professional development days, SCS University, New Teacher Training, collaborative student success plans, and college/career plans.



    The Department of Human Resources provides shared, quality services to the City of Staunton and Staunton City Schools by administering a comprehensive program with a focus on attracting, retaining and motivating a high quality, diverse workforce.

    Our mission, for the betterment of our students, is to assist: the school board in developing and retaining a diverse and effective workforce while fostering employee commitment and performance; our employees of Staunton City Schools in attaining safe, secure and satisfying work experiences and career opportunities and; our parents and community partners in cultivating beneficial relationships.

    We see the City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools as employers of choice, both providing a positive work environment that values the knowledge, talents, skills and abilities of employees as they work toward accomplishing the City/School’s mission. With approximately 430 city and 570 school, full and part-time/seasonal employees, the HR department is responsible for benefits, personnel records, personnel policy and development, classification and compensation, training and development, employee relations, recruitment, employee recognition, and workers compensation.

    The City and Schools provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, the opportunity to provide rewarding services to the community and schools and a working environment that encourages employees/teachers to maximize their talents and skills.

    Jonathan G. Venn
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Cynthia Q. Burnett
    Assistant Director of Human Resources
    Darby L. Moore
     Human Resources Generalist
    Melody Long
     Human Resources Specialist
    Sam Bird
    Human Resources Generalist
    Office Mailing Address:
    116 West Beverley St.
    Staunton, VA. 24401
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    The Staunton City School Board is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability or military or veteran status is prohibited. Personnel decisions shall be based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.


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