Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources! 
 
We are a medium-sized school system (5,500 students), located in a dynamic part of North Carolina. We are only 30 minutes from Charlotte, which is host to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, NFL Carolina Panthers, NBA Bobcats, and other minor league baseball and hockey teams. Kannapolis is the home of Dale Earnhardt and the NC Research Campus. Please join us as a world-class biotechnology center expands at the NC Research Campus and Kannapolis continues to reinvent itself as a renewed city focusing on excellence in science and wellness. Kannapolis is also one hour from Greensboro; two hours from the mountains; and four hours from the beach. Our town is a great place to raise a family and is convenient to all the amenities that appeal to young and old alike. North Carolina is known as the "Variety Vacationland," and Kannapolis is in the heart of it all!

We are proud of our new teacher induction program and our great mentors, who are specially trained to help our novice teachers. We have a tuition reimbursement program for certified educators working on a higher degree. Public school teachers from out of state qualify immediately for in-state tuition rates at our excellent state university system--UNC-Charlotte is only 20 minutes away. Our local teacher supplements are very competitive. One out of three KCS teachers has earned graduate degrees and receives a ten percent pay increase, while one out of five KCS teachers has earned the high honor of holding National Board Certification and the accompanying twelve percent pay increase!  Our school system is a superb place to begin or continue your teaching career.  Click here to read about some of the amazing things happening here in Kannapolis City Schools!

Feel free to contact us and let us know how we may be of assistance to you!

 
 
Kim Harn Soryz
Director of Human Resources

Responsibilities

  • Management of Human Resources
  • Disability
  • Leave of Absences and Family Medical Leave Act
  • Administrative Contracts
  • Employee Grievances
  • Employee Records and Personnel Files
  • Salary Schedules and Ratings
  • Teacher & Staff Evaluations
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Calendar Committee
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Sherry Walter
Human Resources Assistant
 

Responsibilities

  • Licensure
  • Contracts
  • Tenure
  • Mentors
  • Professional Development Renewal Credits
Lynn Reynolds
Human Resources Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Worker's Compensation
  • New Hire Orientation and Benefits
  • Drug Testing
  • Bus Classes and Renewals
  • Salary Schedules and Ratings
  • HRMS
 
Jenny Linebarrier
Human Resources Assistant
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Responsibilities
  • Employee Benefits - Health Insurance
  • Employee Benefits - Flexible Benefits
  • New Hire Orientation and Benefits
  • Annual Enrollment
  • Retirements
  • 401(k), 457, 403(b)
Nicole Shue
Human Resources Assistant
Email

Responsibilities

  • New Applicants / Applications
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Assist with Licensure
  • Leave of Absences
  • Employment Verifications
  • Terminations
  • General Questions