The Human Resources Department plays an integral role in recruiting, retaining and training the best employees for Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C.
To meet this goal, the Human Resources Department supports employees in the following areas:
- Employee Contracts
- Employee Records
- Hiring Process
- Leave Requests
- New Teacher Orientation
- Staff Evaluations
Director of Human Resources
Michael Portwood joined the Homer 33C family in 2015. He came to us from Troy School District 30-C where he served first as Assistant Principal for three years, then on to Principal for three years. As Principal, Mr. Portwood was responsible for serving as an instructional leader for more than 100 staff members and 1,000 students. In addition to implementing academic systems of accountability and support, Mr. Portwood also worked hard in growing a culture that provides strategic Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for all students and staff. He grew up just down the road in Frankfort, a product of Lincoln-Way High School District 210. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Math from Illinois Wesleyan, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and his Type 75 in Administration from Lewis University. Mr. Portwood began his teaching career as a 6th grade Math and Language Arts teacher in LaGrange District 102. He lives in New Lenox with his wife and children. He states that he is excited and thankful to be a part of the Homer team and for the opportunity to serve the staff and students in 33C.
Director of Support Personnel
After leading students and staff as the building Principal at Butler School for five years, Craig Schoppe was ready to take on a new challenge. In 2015, he was named Director of Support Personnel Services for the district, sharing some of the management of staff as well as the duties once held by the district’s Director of Transportation. He was selected for the position because of his strong management skills and knack for problem-solving. Mr. Schoppe received his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa, a Master’s degree in School Psychology from Governors State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Tara, and their three children: Luke, Cade and Breann.
Our knowledgeable and accessible staff provides accurate, prompt and up-to-date information to employees so that they can focus on what’s most important -- educating our students. We excel in expert service, support, and solutions.