Human Resources

Last Updated: 6/11/2020 9:43 PM

Welcome to the HR Department

Thank you for your interest in employment with our network of schools. We hope the information provided here will be of assistance to you. If you don't find what you are looking for or you need additional assistance, please refer to the list of HR staff contacts to identify the staff member who can best assist you with your questions.  Please note that all CMP employment postings are managed through EdJoin and can be accessed through the following link:  All jobs at the California Montessori Project

Are you a Current Employee?

Once Hired, for help with services provided to ALL active CMP staff, regardless of employment classification, please review the general service categories listed below:

Director of Human Resources/Certificated Employment

Tess Brown (

  • Certificated Employment Representative
  • Credentialing 
  • DOJ Clearance
  • Compliance Management (Harassment Prevention, ADA/Interactive Process, Confidentiality, etc.)
  • Employee grievance/complaints (please refer to CMP's complaint policy/process)

Human Resources Specialist/Social Media Coordinator/Classified Employment

Gina Castellino (

  • Licensure Compliance (First Aid/CPR, TB, Mandated Reporting, Credential Renewals, etc.)
  • Classified Employment Representative
  • Employment Verification
  • Personnel Records
  • Social Media Coordinator

Payroll and Benefits Analyst

Michelle Brown (

  • Payroll 
  • Group Health/AFLAC
  • Leave Administration (FMLA, disability, maternity/paternity leave, kincare, etc.)
  • Worker's Compensation (after initial report to site administrator)

Payroll Clerk

Alina Nevyadomskiy (

  • Paid Leave Benefits (Sick Leave, Vacation, PTO)
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Unemployment eligibility, separation of employment, verification of employment


CMP personnel policies and forms are made available to employees through the initial employment process and orientation, as well as on the internal portion of the CMP website. To login go to:

Scheduling a Substitute

Please check with your campus substitute coordinator for current information on approved substitutes.  Below is the listing of CMP’s substitute coordinators by site:

  • American River: Stacie Ryan
  • Capitol: Emilie Beecroft
  • Carmichael: Elizabeth Parks
  • Elk Grove- Bradshaw: Dennette Dakis
  • Elk Grove- Elk Grove: Maria Pavich
  • Orangevale: Melanie Thompson
  • Shingle Springs: Tricia Dodd