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Puyallup School District

Finding excellent teachers for every classroom.

Puyallup School District at a Glance:

Puyallup School District

Location: Puyallup, Washington
PreK-12 Enrollment: 23,000
Teachers & Staff: 3,703
Facilities: 32

Solutions Used:

  • Frontline Recruiting & Hiring


Puyallup School District Teacher Shortage

The Challenge:

The community of Puyallup depends on having excellent teachers in every classroom, ready to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential. Facing a growing teacher shortage, Puyallup School District had to find a way to attract and recruit quality teachers. As one of the largest districts in Washington state with an enrollment of 23,000 students and climbing, hiring teachers and specialists is a top priority.

Hampered by recruitment software that became obsolete when the provider went out of business, only to be replaced by a system that didn’t work, the district worried that frustrated applicants would look elsewhere. Faced with the possibility of a new school year starting with unfilled teaching positions, finding the right solution was critical.

The Results:

“This year we started with a teacher in every classroom, and I can say that Frontline Recruiting & Hiring was a contributing factor. There are many years that we haven’t done that.”
Tina Konsmo, Director of Human Resources Systems and School Support

As soon as Puyallup went live with Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, the very first applicant came through from K12JobSpot, an online job board hosted and managed by Frontline. With Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, job postings have a much broader reach than in the past when the HR staff relied on the district’s website to list openings, attracting more quality candidates and deepening the applicant pool. Puyallup hired over 150 teachers that year and filled all their support staff positions at the beginning of the school year.

I feel like we’re hiring really good teachers, which will impact our students.
— Tina Konsmo

The Solution:

Having worked her way through all the different desks in the HR department over the years, Tina Konsmo has a unique perspective and a clear understanding of the district’s staffing needs. When the decision was made to find a new recruitment program, she started the search for the best solution.


Puyallup School District Case Study



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