Debra Kingshill
Coordinator of Personnel Services
(707) 445-7039

Welcome to the Personnel Department web site at the Humboldt County Office of Education. We are here to assist those of you who are currently involved in education, as well as those who may be exploring careers or employment within school settings.

The goal of the Personnel Department is to provide leadership, expertise and relevant assistance to the Humboldt County Office of Education, school districts, other county offices and to the general public in all areas of school employment issues. The key services, technical expertise and assistance we provide include staffing, classification and compensation, labor and employee relations, state and federal compliance, records management, employee data base management, performance management, credentials monitoring, advertising/recruitment and assistance with selection in the hiring process, paraprofessional examinations, substitute services such as credential application and livescan fingerprint service for teachers and paraprofessionals who will be subbing throughout Humboldt County.

Legal Services

North Coast Schools Legal Consortium was established to serve its member districts including Humboldt County school districts with cost-effective legal and bargaining services from School and College Legal Services of California (SCLSC), located in Santa Rosa. Most services are provided by an attorney residing in Humboldt County, but any district is welcome to contact the Santa Rosa office to take advantage of all the attorneys on staff.

Carl Corbin, General Counsel
Monica D. Batanero, Associate General Counsel
Nancy Klein, Senior Associate General Counsel
Margaret Merchat, Senior Associate General Counsel
Loren Soukup, Associate General Counsel
Patrick C. Wilson, Senior Associate General Counsel
Frank Zotter Jr., Senior Associate General Counsel

Robert J. Henry, Of Counsel
Janna L. Lambert, Of Counsel
Virginia A. Riegel, Of Counsel

Erica W. Anderson, Legal Administrative Assistant
Pamela Brown, Legal Secretary-Litigation
Nita Ingold, Legal Secretary
Patti Walsh, Department Accounting Coordinator


  School and College Legal Services
5350 Skylane Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Tel: (707) 524-2690
Fax: (707) 578-0517
Steve Hartsell, Counsel
901 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501

Tel: (707) 441-3997
Fax: (707) 445-7112