Director of Human Resources

Mr. James A. Britton

Phone: 847-755-6618

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Mr. James A. Britton

Director of Human Resources James Britton conducts research pertaining to personnel including salary research, studies of staff characteristics, professional standards, and other pertinent topics, and interprets personnel policies and regulations and recommends formulation and revision of such policies and regulations. He also administers the establishment and maintenance of appropriate personnel records for all employees as well as interviews all final certified candidates for employment. Additionally, Mr. Britton maintains close contact with schools in planning and anticipating personnel needs of the school program.

Mr. Britton earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994.  He has earned two master’s degrees, one in clinical social work from the University of Chicago in 1999, and another in educational leadership and general administration from Chicago State University in 2004.  Mr. Britton is currently working to complete his doctorate through Illinois State University.

Before being named director of human resources in 2016, Mr. Britton served as principal at Hoffman Estates High School from 2010-2016.  Prior to that, he had been a 12-month assistant principal at Hoffman Estates High School, served as director of special education, and was program administrator at District 211 Academy-North.  Prior to coming to District 211, he served as a dean and a social worker at Community High School District 218’s Summit Learning Center from 2003-2005.  Mr. Britton’s work experiences also include serving as a mental health professional at CHASI Rice Children’s Home and as a research and grant consultant for the Chicago Public Schools.  Mr. Britton also previously taught English at Villa Grove High School in Villa Grove, Ill. 

Assistant to the Superintendent/Assistant for Human Resources

Mrs. Kathe E. Lingl

Phone: 847-755-6620

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Mrs. Kathe E. Lingl

Assistant to the Superintendent/Assistant for Human Resources Kathe Lingl performs periodic and systematic review of district policies and procedures and makes recommendations for changes to the Superintendent. She also coordinates the selection, evaluation, and dismissal of clerical, secretarial, and custodial/maintenance employees and participates in salary administration for these employees. Additionally, Mrs. Lingl coordinates regularly scheduled meetings with support service groups in each school.

Mrs. Lingl received her bachelor’s degree in personnel administration from Western Illinois University in 1983 and her her master’s degree in human resources from DePaul University in 1994. She began her District 211 career in the payroll department in 1983, was promoted to personnel assistant in 1985, and was promoted again to assistant to the superintendent in 1998. She is a 1979 graduate of Schaumburg High School.

Human Resources Assistant

Mrs. ANITA M. SEAHOLM

Phone: 847-755-6718

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Mrs. ANITA M. SEAHOLM

Human Resources Assistant Anita Seaholm coordinates major personnel reports, surveys and information; assists in the preparation and administration of salary development and information, and coordinates unemployment claims and hearings.  She also assists staff with leaves of absence, and recommends policies and procedures in compliance with federal laws and regulations.  Additionally, Mrs. Seaholm assists staff and administration with various personnel practices including hiring, terminations, disciplinary actions and payroll-related issues. Mrs. Seaholm graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University, majoring in Human Resource management.  She was employed in corporate HR for over eight years prior to beginning her District 211 career as personnel assistant in 2004.