Human Resources

Human Resources Director - Dr. Mistalyn Leis
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1005

Human Resources Secretary - Laura Graham
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1007

Human Resources Secretary -  Kalie Barrett
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1008



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  1. Letter of Intent – These will be distributed on Tuesday, January 4, and are due to your principal/supervisor by Friday, January 14, 2022.
    1. Principals/supervisors, please submit completed Letter of Intent forms and summary sheets to Dr. Mistalyn Leis by Friday, January 21, 2022. This information is only needed for full-time contract employees.
    2. Information communicated in Letters of Intent is non-binding.


  2. Student Boundary Change Requests – Due the third Friday in February– Please submit to Julie Wilde


  3. Incentive for Contracted Employees’ Early Written Notification of Intent to Resign at the End of the 2021-2022 School Year – Please submit to Dr. Mistalyn Leis:
    1. In order to be deemed eligible for a financial incentive of $500, an outgoing, contracted employee must submit a signed statement by the end of the workday on Friday, January 21, 2022, agreeing:
      1. to not voluntarily leave his or her position prior to the end of the 2021-2022 school year; and
      2. to resign effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
    2. Contracted employees who provide such written notice by the deadline specified above, will receive a financial incentive of $500, to be paid in the June 2021 paycheck.
    3. No financial incentive will be offered for outgoing, contracted employees who submit their written resignation after January 21, 2022.
    4. Please note that any contracted employee who works a 182-day schedule and who fulfills the contract requirements (i.e., completes the contract year), will have benefits (including medical insurance, if applicable) extended through August 2022.


  4. Lane Change Application – Due March 1, 2022 – please submit to Dr. Mistalyn Leis or Laura Graham
    1. Application is available at
    2. Please note there is no guarantee that employees will be granted lane changes for 2021-2022.
    3. Please see policy 005.0525 Qualifications for Salary Lane Change for details.


  5. Application for Educational Financial Assistance for Educators – Due by Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Submit to Dr. Mistalyn Leis or Kalie Barrett
    1. Financial assistance up to $2000 potentially available for educators to complete additional education required in order to become state qualified for their current assignments.
    2. You can access the application form at
    3. Please see policy 005.5000 Reimbursement for Educational Expenses for details.


    Educator License Upgrade and Renewal – Please visit to review the steps required by USBE.  Every year a few USD educators miss the renewal/upgrade (June 30) deadline because they do not have all of the steps completed by then, and they must then work to renew an expired license.  Please make sure that does not happen to you. 


  6. APT Level 1-Professional License Upgrade – Third-year Level I Teachers
    1. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – Recommended deadline for completing fingerprint process, online ethics review, and Praxis II Principals of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test for all teachers who hold an APT Level I teaching license (Fingerprint background check must clear before the license can be renewed, and clearance of fingerprint background checks sometimes takes several weeks. PLT results typically post on CACTUS 4-6 weeks after testing is completed);
    2. Monday, April 4, 2022 – Portfolios should be ready for principal review; teachers schedule portfolio review session with principal, to take place no later than April 30, 2022.
    3. Monday, May 2, 2022 –All portfolio reviews completed by principals; principals, please email Dr. Mistalyn Leis after completion of portfolio review sessions; HR requests license upgrade after all requirements are met.
    4. Complete the two-hour Youth Suicide Prevention Training.
    5. Associate Licensing- Continue to work with Human Resource and your APPEL director to determine actions, deadlines and next steps.


  7. Professional Educator License (Formerly called Level 1 and Level 2 Licenses) Online Renewal – Teachers whose license expires June 30, 2022
    1. Notices will have been sent by USBE or USD to all teachers whose license expires on June 30, 2022. If you are unsure your license renewal cycle, please visit:;jsessionid=10AD3D77B7637FA6D397A47BD1E2F20D and login to view your licensing and credentials.
    2. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – Recommended deadline for completing fingerprint process and online ethics review (Fingerprint background check must clear before the license can be renewed, and clearance of fingerprint background checks sometimes takes several weeks).
    3. Monday, April 4, 2022 – Recommended deadline for having your administrator verify points earned by educator during the five-year licensing term
    4. License renewal should be completed online.


  8. Youth Suicide Prevention- Now available online. Successful completion of this course fulfills the two-hour youth suicide training professional development requirement in accordance with R277-620: Suicide Prevention Programs.  Participants are encouraged to print out a copy of the training certificate for their records. 
    1. Course registration information can be found at, Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Employees
    2. To begin the Youth Suicide Prevention Training, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps.
      1. If you do have a Canvas account, go to Enroll in Suicide in Suicide Prevention Training.
        1. If you do not have a Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account and click on “I’m a Student.” Enter the Join Code: LTEPRX and complete the student sigh up form. Check that you agree to the terms and then select the “Start Learning.For technical assistance, please contact Cathy Davis (course facilitator) at [email protected]


If you have a change in family status at any time during the year, it could affect your benefits. Please notify the business office immediately. Thank you!


The Uintah School District investigates all complaints of alleged misconduct by an employee, as required by federal law, state law, and district policy.

Depending on the alleged misconduct, a law enforcement agency may also decide to conduct a separate investigation to determine whether a crime has been committed. This may happen independent of the district’s internal personnel investigation.

By policy, an employee may be placed on leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

The Uintah School District takes all complaints of employee misconduct seriously and investigates them thoroughly because student safety is paramount.

The district, however, is restricted by law and by policy with regard to what it can release to the public about the status or outcome of an investigation.

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No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The district is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services and employment including its policies, complaint processes, program accessibility, district facility use, accommodations and other Equal Employment Opportunity matters. The district also provides equal access to district facilities for all youth groups. The following persons have been designated as Title IX coordinators to handle inquires and complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: Dr. Mistalyn Leis, Human Resources Director (435) 781-3100 and/or Dr. Dean Wilson, Student Services Director (435) 781-3100. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, at (303) 844-5695.