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Meet Rachel Bolinger, Director of Human Resources!

The Ball-Chatham School District would like to welcome Mrs. Rachel Bolinger as our new Director of Human Resources. Rachel brings over 12 years of experience to our District, most recently serving as Director of Human Resources for Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center. Prior to Lincoln Prairie, she served as Director of Benefits and HR Strategic Projects for Springfield Clinic.

Rachel graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in 2004. She then graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University in 2008 with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Thereafter, she earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2010, graduating with honors. Rachel earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification designation in September 2020.

About her position, she says that what she loves most is interacting with people at all levels of the organization. “I love working with other leaders to make strategic changes, which will impact the organization’s #1 asset: their people.” Of course, every position has its challenges as well. For Rachel, the most challenging part of HR in any organization, she says, is staying abreast of, and compliant with, ever-changing legislation.

Rachel is married to Eric, and together they have two children, Lillian, age five, and Henry, age three. On her own time, she enjoys reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, watching the True Crime series on Netflix.