Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations

If you are a prospective employee or intern, we hope this information will be helpful to you as you make your decision about applying to our district.

The Woonsocket Education Department is proud to offer a tradition of excellence in our educational programs for students and in our work environment for employees. We are an urban school district which consists of ten schools that are all governed by one school committee consisting of five members. We serve over six thousand students from pre-school level through grade twelve and employ over eight hundred fifteen permanent employees. We seek diverse and talented professionals to give our students the best possible school experience.

Woonsocket Education Department offers 1:1 student to device technology for all grades, excellent professional development opportunities, competitive benefits (including both contributing to the state pension but also social security), a supportive mentoring program, and a vibrant learning environment. 
Woonsocket is a vibrant, urban community that offers the right blend of exciting city life and cozy small town comfort.  It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, providing a wonderful environment in which to live and work.  Our location in Southern New England provides our employees with an easy commute to Providence, Boston and Worcester. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We would like to hear from you.

Ms. Sharon L. Kitchin
Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations

Ms. Mary Nadeau
HR Coordinator

Ms. Sabrina Cartier

Secretary to the Director of HR

Ms. Heather Edouard
Switchboard & HR Secretary

For a distribution of responsibilities of the Human Resources & Labor Relations Department please review the attached list to have your question or concern answered most efficiently.  

In accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-2-18.1 (Criminal Records Review), all persons seeking employment with the Woonsocket Education Department (the “Department”), who have not previously been employed by a private school or public school department in Rhode Island during the prior twelve (12) months, shall undergo a national criminal background check to be initiated by the prospective employee after receiving a conditional offer of employment. The prospective employee shall be responsible for completing the criminal background check process and making payment for any associated costs. For the purposes of this policy, “employment” includes individuals hired directly by the Department, contractual employees of the Department, and those individuals, who may have direct or unmonitored contact with children or students, who are hired by a third party who has contracted with the Department to provide services. In those situations in which no disqualifying information has been found, the Bureau of Criminal Identification, State Police, or the Woonsocket Police Department shall inform the applicant and the Department, in writing, of this fact. All employment offers are conditional upon the receipt of a criminal background check clear of disqualifying information. For further information please review our policy. 

The Woonsocket Education Department (“Department”) does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disabled veteran, or citizenship status. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of the Department's educational programs and activities, including athletic and other Department-administered programs. It also encompasses the employment of Department personnel and contracting by the Department for goods and services. For further information please review our policy