January 11, 2019 – Jen Cardinal has been hired as the human resources generalist. Cardinal is currently the superintendent’s assistant and facilities coordinator and has worked in the district since October 2016. She will start her new position on Monday, February 4, 2019.
“Jen has extensive knowledge and understanding of our school district and comes to this position with experience in recruiting and staffing,” said human resources director Tammy Albers. “I have every confidence that Jen will continue our efforts to recruit and hire passionate and diverse talent who embody our core values and strive for the best results and outcomes of our mission.”
Prior to working in the district, Cardinal was a recruiter for Peak Staffing where she recruited candidates for various industries. Cardinal is excited to connect with staff at all levels in her new role.
“I want our staff members to genuinely feel heard and respected after our time together,” Cardinal said. “The Brooklyn Center community and the Centaur family are full of encouraging, outside-the-box thinkers, and resilient people. I appreciate the respect I’ve received, the room I've been given to grow, and the challenges I've faced working here.”
When she’s not at work, Carindal enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and practicing yoga. She also enjoys traveling and is looking forward to her next trip in Bermuda before her new position begins.
“I am so honored and humbled to work in education,” she said. “I have the unique opportunity to see how leaders in the district collaborate and strategize to reach our students who are faced with diverse obstacles.”