Human Resources

Dockery- Human Resources and Communications Director

West Point Public Schools: A Bridge to Opportunity

The WPPS Human Resources Department provides resources, training, and support to the amazing teachers and staff who serve our students and families on a daily basis.

Our team also works with school and district leaders to attract, recruit, and retain talented educators to meet the needs of our students. This means offering competitive salary and benefit packages across all positions.


Interested in becoming a substitute teacher, substitute interventionist, or a substitute teacher's assistant?

Apply for a position today via ESS!

Employee Benefits

  • Health Insurance:  Available to all full-time employees through Anthem Local Choice.  Employees have the choice of two plan options and coverage includes pharmacy, vision, dental coverage and an employee assistance program. WPPS contributes a significant portion toward health insurance coverage.

  • Other Insurance Options: Additional specialized insurance coverage is also available, including disability income protection, personal cancer indemnity, critical care and recovery, and accident indemnity.

  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan: Flexible spending accounts offer a way to pay health care expenses, dependent care expenses and insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars.  

  • Life Insurance: Employees covered under VRS are required to participate in a group life insurance plan. WPPS pays 100% of this cost.

  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS):  Please visit for specific information regarding VRS plan options. WPPS contributes a significant portion toward employee VRS accounts.

  • Supplemental 403(b) and the 457 deferred compensation plans: These plans are optional for employee participation.  Contributions are made pre-tax through payroll deduction.

  • Leave: Sick leave and personal business leave are available to all full-time employees. 12-month employees also earn annual leave that increases with years of service. Sick leave is transportable between school divisions. FMLA leave is available after one year of employment.

  • Tuition Assistance: Full-time employees are eligible to receive up to $600 per fiscal year toward tuition assistance for continuing education.

  •  Professional Learning: WPPS supports attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and other activities to develop and enhance employee knowledge and skills. Opportunities are also provided locally through professional learning communities, school-based and division level training opportunities.     

Resources & Links

Admin Assistant- Jan Osborne

The West Point School Board is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, military status, political affiliation, genetic information or other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists, hereinafter referred to as protected group status, at school or any school sponsored activity. This commitment will prevail in all division policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and with individuals/entities with whom the Board does business. Title IX Coordinator: Arletha Dockery, Director of Human Resources, West Point Public Schools, P. O. Box T, West Point, VA 23181 | 804-843-4368 | Email Arletha Dockery Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Dr. Tamara Freeman-Nichols, Speech & Support Services, West Point Public Schools, P. O. Box T, West Point, VA 23181 | 804-843-2030 | Email Dr. Tamara Freeman-Nichols.