Human Resources

Thomas Dills

HR Director

[email protected]

828-488-3129 ext. 5125


Lavonda Woodring

HR and Licensure Specialist

[email protected]

828-488-3129 ext. 5128


Swain County Schools' Human Resources Department provides assistance and support to potential employees.  The HR Department also serves the employees of Swain County Schools in several capacities including Employment Contracts, FMLA, Worker's Compensation, Licensure, Benefits, Employee Assistance Programs, Voluntary Shared Leave, Retirement, and HR Information Systems.  We strive to provide timely, accurate, effective communication to applicants and employees.  The HR Department is committed to providing excellent customer service.


View Employment Opportunities Here Overview

Substitute teachers have the chance to inspire students every day. Great substitute teaching opportunities at Swain County Schools are available through our partner, Kelly Education. You don’t need prior teaching experience­—just a desire to help students become the best versions of themselves. Learn more at


To apply to become a Substitute in Swain County Schools, please contact Kelly Education at 1-800-528-0049 and select option 2, e-mail them at, or apply now at Swain County Substitute Opportunities.


HR Forms:

To access forms such as: Direct Deposit, W-4 and etc. Please visit our Payroll Page.
To access Professional Development forms such as the Reimbursement Form please visit the Professional Development Page.