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District 196 promotes Monson to be next director of human resources
District 196 promotes Monson to be next director of human resources

District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced that Human Resources Coordinator Shelly Monson will be the next human resources director. She will replace Tom Pederstuen, who will retire June 30 after serving District 196 for 28 years.

photo of Shelly Monson

Monson has more than 20 years of experience working in the district’s Human Resources Department. After serving in a variety of human resources positions at The  Boeing Company and AAA Minnesota/Iowa for the first 15 years of her career, Monson joined District 196 in 2002 as a supervisor and became department coordinator in 2012. She is responsible for negotiating contracts with bargaining groups representing employees in the Transportation and Nutrition Services departments, and assists with all aspects of teacher negotiations. Monson is also responsible for administering nine collective bargaining agreements, conducts investigations and advises administrators on employee relations, manages selection and administration of all employee benefit programs, leads the district’s Insurance Committee, and ensures district compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal reporting requirements.  

“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Human Resources Department and look forward to serving employees and the district in this role,” Monson said. “I am so proud to work for and live in this amazing school district.”

Monson has a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Idaho.