Human Resources

Welcome to the HR Department

Thank you for your interest in employment with our network of schools. We hope the information provided here will be of assistance to you. If you don't find what you are looking for or you need additional assistance, please refer to the list of HR staff contacts to identify the staff member who can best assist you with your questions.  Please note that all CMP employment postings are managed through EdJoin and can be accessed through the following link:  All jobs at the California Montessori Project

For specific assistance, please contact CMP HR staff as follows: 

Director of Human Resources/Certificated Employment: Tess Brown 

Human Resources Assistant/Classified Employment: Gina Castellino 

Payroll and Benefits Analyst: Michelle Brown 

Payroll/Accounts Payable Clerk: Alina Nevyadomskiy

Are you a Current Employee?

Once Hired, for help with services provided to ALL active CMP staff, regardless of employment classification, please review the general service categories listed below:

Tess Brown (

  • Certificated Employment Representative
  • Credentialing 
  • DOJ Clearance
  • Compliance Management (Harassment Prevention, ADA/Interactive Process, Confidentiality, etc.)
  • Employee grievance/complaints (please refer to CMP's complaint policy/process)

Gina Castellino (

  • Licensure Compliance (First Aid/CPR, TB, Mandated Reporting, Credential Renewals, etc.)
  • Classified Employment Representative
  • Substitute Employee Coordinator
  • Employment Verification
  • Personnel Records

Michelle Brown (

  • Payroll 
  • Group Health/AFLAC
  • Leave Administration (FMLA, disability, maternity/paternity leave, kincare, etc.)
  • Worker's Compensation (after initial report to site administrator)

Alina Nevyadomskiy (

  • Paid Leave Benefits (Sick Leave, Vacation, PTO)
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Unemployment eligibility, separation of employment, verification of employment


CMP personnel policies and forms are made available to employees through the initial employment process and orientation, as well as through the school office staff.  If you do not find what you are looking for through the HR group pages or school office staff, please contact your Human Resources team member for assistance.

Scheduling a Substitute

Please check with your campus substitute coordinator for current information on approved substitutes.  Below is the listing of CMP’s substitute coordinators by site:

  • American River: Stacie Ryan
  • Capitol: Emilie Beecroft
  • Carmichael: Elizabeth Parks
  • Elk Grove- Bradshaw: Dennette Dakis
  • Elk Grove- Elk Grove: Maria Pavich
  • Orangevale: Melanie Thompson
  • Shingle Springs: Tricia Dodd