Human Resources

Welcome to the Principia Human Resources website!

The Human Resources office provides support and resources for employees and their families in partnership with the administration and management in strengthening Principia’s people assets.

The mission of The Principia is to seek to serve the Cause of Christian Science through appropriate channels open to it as an educational institution. To Communicate and implement the Purpose and Policies of The Principia, some resources and services include:

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Coordination of employment processes
  • Employee and Management Training
  • Assistance with and coordination of evaluation processes

We invite you to visit the site’s links to learn more about HR policies, benefits, and links to benefit providers.


Contact Information:
Elsah Campus: School of Government (1st floor)

St. Louis Campus: Business Office (terrace level)

Our offices are open year-round, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the exception of holiday periods including Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.


Department Members:

SharonAnn Smith, SPHR
Director of Human Resources, The Principia

Debbie Thompson, CPA
Director of Compensation & Benefits, The Principia

Kristen Harrison
Student Employment Coordinator/ Institution Training Specialist, The Principia

Beth Williams, PHR
Recruiting and Hiring Manager, The Principia

Kristyn Gibbs
Recruiter, St. Louis

June Brill
Human Resources Coordinator and Benefits Specialist, St. Louis

Julie Hammar
Human Resources Coordinator, Elsah

Robin Jarboe
Clerical Asst, St. Louis (part-time)