Recruitment and Retention


  • Elaine Gallagher, Director
    Phone: (561) 434-8043

    3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite A-138
    West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    Purpose and Functions

    The purpose of the Recruitment and Retention team is to attract, match, place and retain high-quality talent, who exemplify the SDPBC values.

    Our core values are: Impacting Our Children; Building Relationships; Respecting Diversity; Providing Opportunities for Growth; Fostering Innovation; Leading with Ethics and Integrity; and Practicing Customer Service

    • Our Department provides support and assistance to all school-based applicants and employees. The Recruitment and Retention department:
    • Is the customer service point of contact to support school-based leaders with talent management, including screening, selection, on-boarding, transfers, placements, separations, performance management, data collection and reporting, and other HR functions and effectiveness measures for all school personnel.
    • Is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing and hiring highly qualified personnel, processing employee transfers, and placing excess personnel in vacancies.
    • Coordinates job fairs, training, New Employee Orientation, personnel workshops, and training.
    • Supports and monitors certified employee licenses, out-of-field, and out-of-compliance educators.

    2021 Governor's Sterling Award Recipient - Florida Sterling Council - A State of Excellence