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Human Resources

Human and Community Services Director
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Matt Blood
Matt Blood
(616) 696-1204 x1006

Human Resource Administrative AssistantTop of Page

Kathy Gillhespy
(616) 696-1204 x1015

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Matt Andres
Accounting Office
(616) 696-1204 x1008
Thank you for your interest in Cedar Springs Public Schools. We are an innovative school district committed to hiring exceptional teachers to work with the young people entrusted to us.

To apply for employment with Cedar Springs Public Schools, you must complete the online application. Teaching, paraprofessional and administrative positions require a completed application, resume, transcripts, certificates and letters of recommendation. All support staff must complete the online application and submit all documents that you would like reviewed for employment.

When positions become available, we look forward to reviewing your application and support documents. We wish you the best in the pursuit of your careers goals. Once again, thank you for your interest in Cedar Springs Public Schools. Your application materials will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information.

Teacher Substitutes

Cedar Springs Public Schools contracts substitute teachers through the AESOP Substitute Calling System. This calling system also serves the following public school districts:
Byron Center, Caledonia, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kenowa Hills, Kent City, Lowell, Northview, Rockford, Sparta, and Wyoming.

The pay rate for substitute teachers at Cedar Springs Public Schools is $90 per day for certified teachers. All substitute teachers are processed through EDUSTAFF.

For more information, please contact EDUSTAFF at 877-974-6338 or visit their website at  After you have signed up with EDUSTAFF, they will notify the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) and the school districts in which you have chosen to substitute.


The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide quality services with integrity, commitment, customer focus and respect to our employees and the community to fulfill the District’s mission to develop all students to become educated, self-confident, responsible citizens in a changing world.

It is our vision to support our team members and to provide valuable human resource services in a professional, effective and customer focused manner. The Human Resources Department is dedicated to supporting the success of all students, administration, and staff.