Human Resources

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:

  • Certification/Licensure
  • Compensation
  • Employee Contracts
  • Employee Records
  • Hiring Process
  • Leave Requests
  • Mentoring
  • New Teacher Orientation
  • Recruitment
  • Retirement
  • Staff Evaluations
  • Staffing


Team Members


Michael Portwood

Director of Human Resources
708-226-7620
mportwood@homerschools.org

Meet Mike Portwood

Michael Portwood joined the Homer 33C family in 2015. Before he entered the world of Human Resources, he taught 6th grade for 10 years in La Grange, IL and was a middle school Principal in the nearby Troy School District. He grew up in nearby Frankfort, and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University having studied Education and Mathematics. He lives in New Lenox with his wife and children and states that he is excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve the staff and students in 33C.

Phone: 708.226.7620

Fax: 708.226.7627


Pat Flounders
Sub Coordinator
pflounders@homerschools.org


Barbara Fricilone
Receptionist/Secretary
bfricilone@homerschools.org


Linda Kaczmarek
Secretary
lkaczmarek@homerschools.org

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.

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