Meet Our Department

  • Welcome to Human Resources! Whether you are seeking a career with School District 271 or are already a valued member of our staff, we hope this website will serve as a key resource for you.

    Staff photo of Kelly Ostron, Director of Human Resources

    Kelly Ostrom, Director of Human Resource

    Kelly supervises the Human Resource department and its functions. She is your contact for any type of employee concern; grievance, harassment, discrimination issue, conflict resolution, district calendars, employment offer letters, contracts, certifications, salary inquiries and first contact hiring administrator when opening a position.


    Email: / Phone: 208-664-8241 ext. 10030 



    Lisa Loy, Human Resources Lisa Loy, Recruiting and ISEE Specialist

    Lisa coordinates the recruitment, selection and hiring of employees for the district. She is responsible for assisting applicants and  candidate search teams through the application process, coordinating job fairs, creating recruiting materials and updating the HR website.   In addition, Lisa works on District State Reporting (ISEE) problem solving and fixing errors. She works closely with Departments and   Building Staff to insure accurate information.

      Email: / Phone: 208-664-8241 ext. 10031
     Staff photo of HR Benefits Specialist Shelley Hanzen
    Shelley Hanzen,  Benefits Specialist, Workers Comp and AESOP Coordinator

    Shelley manages insurance and retirement benefits, flex savings accounts and workers comp claims. Please also contact Shelley for any Aesop and Safe-Schools questions.




     Email: /Phone: 208-664-8241 ext. 10032



    Staff photo of Josie Spindler

    Josie Spindler,  Human Resources Assistant
    Josie manages background checks, fingerprinting, volunteer applications, and assists with HR tasks




    Email: /Phone: 208-664-8241 ext. 10033