Human Resources

Get the facts on requirements and expectations for employment opportunities for both education certified and non-certified persons.  Certified teaching, instructional support and administrative positions are available, as well as substitute teachers, child nutrition, maintenance, custodial, and transportation services.

Employment Opportunities

List of all open administrative, teaching, support, full-time, and part-time positions

Current Employee Information

Information on pay scales, pay dates, work calendar, policies & handbooks, health insurance information, and more

Tahlequah Public Schools is proud to employ a staff of caring, dedicated individuals. The District recognizes that outstanding student accomplishments are facilitated by qualified, dedicated, and involved teachers and supporting staff. This high standard of excellence requires hiring the best, most qualified people available. In our search for quality candidates, the Tahlequah Public Schools will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a qualified disability, in its selection process.

Persons hired by Tahlequah Public Schools can expect:

  • Safe Schools
  • Participation in Professional Development
  • Positive Image
  • Innovative Programs
  • Technological Advancements in all Areas


All new employees must undergo a background check before being employed by Tahlequah Public Schools.

The Tahlequah Board of Education fully supports a policy of equal employment opportunity in all job classifications of Independent School District 35.  The Tahlequah Board of Education further recognizes that the effective application of a policy of equal employment opportunity involves undertaking a program of affirmative action in employment.  All school-district personnel concerned with recruitment, hiring, training, assignments, promotions, transfer, compensation, dismissal and all other employment practices are directed to govern personnel actions and procedures within the intent of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Act of 1972, and additional laws and orders that pertain to the employment policies of the Tahlequah Public Schools.

All Positions: In the interest of the safety and well-being of all students in Tahlequah Public Schools, references and records available on all employees will be thoroughly checked at the time of hiring. The following procedures will be used:

  1. References of applicants will be checked.
  2. Former employments of all new hires will be checked.
  3. The district will complete the OSBI check on all new hires at the employee’s expense. If the results of the search indicate reasons for not continuing employment, the individual will be terminated immediately.

Certified Employee Positions:  Applicants for certified positions must provide:

  • Completed application
  • An updated resumé
  • A college transcript
  • A teaching certificate
  • Highly qualified documents:
    • Oklahoma Certification Examination Report
    • OSAT Score Report

If you have questions regarding positions, employment requirements, or other general inquiries, please contact the Board of Education

Board of Education, Human Resources
Tahlequah Public Schools
225 N. Water Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: (918) 458-4190
Fax: (918) 458-4234