• Welcome to our District in the heart of the Willamette Valley!  We are located 17 miles east of Salem, the state capital of Oregon.  Our District Office serves Stayton Elementary K-3, Stayton Intermediate, and Middle schools 4-8, Sublimity Schools K-8, Mari-Linn School K-8, Stayton High School 9-12, and an online school, Options Academy.

    Our mission as a department is to partner with District leadership to support our students by providing the information and support needed to recruit, hire, develop and retain highly qualified employees.  We are looking for employees that model the highest standards and organizational values and maintain relationships which are positive, productive, ethical and caring.  One of the Human Resources department's main priorities is to protect the District's employees, property and finances from avoidable loss.  Our goal is to exhibit the highest level of professionalism and commitment in serving the employees of the North Santiam School District.  Select the hyperlinks for additional details about the area and District.


    phone  PHONE - 503-769-6924

    fax  FAX - 503-769-3578

     OFFICE HOURS - M-F 7:30-4:00

Phone: 503-769-6924


Degrees and Certifications:

BAEd, Secondary Education, University of Arizona MAEd, Counseling, Northern Arizona University IAL, Lewis & Clark College CAL, George Fox University

Debi Brazelton - Human Resources Director

Before becoming the District's HR Director, Debi Brazelton served as the Stayton High School VP for four years.  Prior to NSSD, Debi was an administrator in the Mt. Angel and Knappa School Districts for seven years.  Debi taught English, Spanish and several other elective classes to students in grades 7-12 at Knappa High School, but taught several years before that in Northern Arizona.  
Debi is currently earning her HrELP (Human Resources in Education Leadership) certification through the Oregon Schools Personnel Association (OSPA).  In addition to being a member of OSPA, Debi belongs to the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and holds both an Initial and a Continuing Admin License, which she earned through Lewis and Clark and George Fox University respectively. Her MEd in Education Counseling is from Northern Arizona University and her BS in Secondary Education - English and Spanish was earned at the University of Arizona.
Although she was born and raised in Arizona, Debi has been an Oregonian since 2004 and enjoys hiking, kayaking, yard work, a good movie, and, most of all, her family and friends!  She is the proud mom of two fantastic kids.  Katie is a veterinary student at Oregon State University, and Cooper is proudly serving in the US Army.  

Phone: 503-769-0635


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Management & Marketing, University of Oregon

Lisa Spencer - Human Resources Specialist

Born and raised in Oregon, Lisa graduated from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) with majors in Marketing and Management.  After college, she went on to work in the private sector as a manager, then spent the next 9 years performing various roles in a large health insurance company including Marketing, Business Practices analysis, as well as several customer service roles.  She became a stay-at-home mom for 5 years to care for her two children, both on their way to becoming adults now.  And, most recently, provided bookkeeping services for a small startup company before coming to the District in 2016. 
She lives with her husband, an electrician, and two very energetic "puppies," a Siberian husky/border collie mix and a mini Australian shepherd.