Human Resources - Staff Directory

Last Updated: 10/28/2020 5:00 PM

 

Joseph Patton
Director of Human Resources

406-628-3352
joseph_patton@laurel.k12.mt.us
 

Joe has over 20+ years experience in human resources.  Joe hails from the "Show Me State" of Missouri where he then joined the Marine Corps after completing high school.  Joe's military career spans 27 years and has held various positions including Human Resources Chief, Legal, Military Police and Security where he retired as a Gunnery Sergeant in 2004.  Joe has 14 years experience in human resources with St. Johns County School District  and Palm Beach School District in Florida.  Joe also served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Phoenix and Lake Sumter State College in Florida.  Joe earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Joe has served on several organizational boards advocating for veterans which include United Way of Florida, Orlando, Lake Sumter State College, Orlando Disability Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Sumter Society for Human Resources.  Joe is also completing his dissertation for his PhD in Human Resources with Capella University.  Joe is also a graduate of the Southeastern Leadership Forum and Executive Leadership Forum through the Society for Information Management.