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Compensation & Certification Office

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Jennifer Hurst
Compensation Manager
P: 770-514-3886
F: 678-594-8585

Linda Cuomo
Compensation Analyst
P: 770-420-4988


590 Commerce Park Dr. Suite 175
Marietta, GA 30060

Compensation Staff

Michelle Rivera
HR Middle School Team Compensation
770-426-3520 | Email
Michele Balschi
HR Elementary School Team 1, Acworth - Kemp Compensation Representative
770-426-3498 | Email
Lynette Wood
HR High School Team Compensation Representative
678-581-6748 | Email
Brooke Cotton
HR Elementary School Team 2, Kennesaw - Vaughan Compensation Representative
770-426-3521 | Email

Certification Staff

Sherree Hemby
Certification Representative Elementary and Parapros
770-426-3372 | Email
KathyAnn Conner
Certification Representative Middle & High
770-426-3396 | Email


Compensation manages the District’s Compensation Program and is responsible for ensuring pay structures and incentives are designed to compensate employees for their skills, abilities, performance, and years of experience. This includes evaluating experience and certification documents for step placement; processing employee transfers, reassignments, and terminations; developing and rolling out incentive programs; updating employee work calendars; administering salary increases and revising salary schedules; conducting job evaluations and approving job descriptions; and managing salary surveys to ensure salary rates are leveraged competitively.

The CCSD Total Compensation Philosophy:

The District’s goal is to have a compensation program that attracts, retains, and motivates a highly qualified and competent work force, and to provide employees with a total compensation plan that is competitive with other school districts.


The Certification Department is responsible for processing all certification documents for new hires and current faculty as well as renewal and conversion of certificate notification.

Please remember! When communicating with the Certification Department always include your social security number or certificate identification number as well as name, telephone number, and school location.


Important Links

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1702
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032
P: (404) 232-2500
F: (404) 651-9185
Georgia Assessments
for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) issues all Georgia teaching, paraprofessional and administrative certificates. Once your documents have been submitted to the PSC, you may see your certificate information on their website Click on certification status then enter your social security#. You can monitor your progress at your convenience.