Human Resources

Lakiyah Chambers

The mission of the Human Resources department is to support the goals and challenges of the Chester Upland School District by providing services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.  We are committed to recruit, develop, reward and retain our greatest asset our employees.


Points of Contact for Human Resources Responsibilities


Dr. Lakiyah Chambers, Director of HR (Ext: 3636)


  • Department Oversight 
  • Collective Bargaining 
  • COVID-related matters 
  • CUSD/CCIU Transition 
  • Employee Relations 
  • Grievances 
  • Onboarding 
  • School Board Liaison   
  • Training/Employee Development 
  • Unemployment Compensation 
  • Worker’s Compensation



Ms. Symone Bingham, HR Generalist (Ext:  5886)


  • Background Clearances 
  • Retirement/Retirement Savings 
  • Recruiting/Hiring 
  • Sabbaticals 
  • Substitute Teachers 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Benefits Administration 
  • Leaves of Absence/FMLA



Ms. Nicole LoFurno, Confidential Secretary (Ext: 3631)


  • Act 48 Hours 
  • Act 45 Hours 
  • COBRA Notifications/Payments 
  • E-Verify 
  • Employee Records/Files 
  • Employment Verification 
  • Health Screening Forms 
  • Mail 
  • PIMS 
  • Staff Attendance 
  • TIMS/ Teacher Information Management  System 
  • Volunteers



Ms. Michelle Speller, Payroll Coordinator (Ext: 3890)


  • Payroll Processing 
  • W2's