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  • The Human Resources Department is responsible for managing and tracking the district's staffing needs. With over 1,100 full-time employees, Franklin County Schools is the largest employer in Franklin County, North Carolina. The district offers competitive benefits packages, including free health, dental, and life insurance for all employees. 

    The district also offers a competitive 8% teacher supplement, $1,000 signing bonuses for new teachers, $1,000 retention bonuses for returning teachers, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and free dental and life insurance. 

    To view available positions, please click here for TeacherMatch. 

    Please contact Mike Zalewski at or 919-496-2600 to view Title IX training materials for employees. 

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      Department Leadership

      Name Title Email
      Mike Zalewski Chief of Human Resources
      Freda Clifton Executive Director of Personnel and Equity
      Shelia Ward Licensure/HRMS Coordinator
      Mitzi Abbott Benefits Coordinator
      Alyssa Peal Benefits Support
      Dottie Averette Beginning Teacher Coordinator
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