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Human Resources

Patti Tussey, Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 623-772-2232

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Barb Aquino, Benefits Specialist
Phone: 623-772-2233

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University Agreement - Student Teacher Placement

Valerie Roderick, Professional Pathways Coordinator

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Certified Employment

Laura Stockmar, Human Resources Employment Coordinator
Phone: 623-772-2231

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Classified/Support Employment

Maribel Solano, Human Resources Employment Coordinator
Phone: 623-772-2236

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Absence Management/Substitute Teachers

Chelsea Boyer-Robbins, HR Specialist
Phone: 623-772-2234

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General HR Support

Selena Galicia Lopez, Human Resources Office Technician
Phone: 623-772-2229

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General Questions

Phone: 623-772-2235

Area of Responsibility

The Human Resource department focuses on recruitment and retention of high quality staff to provide our students with the best learning environment. We provide and maintain competitive benefits; fingerprint and background service, certification notices and renewal service; absence reporting and substitute teaching services and administer the district’s worker’s compensation claims. In addition, we provide support to all staff through employee orientation, various awards, and incentive and wellness programs.  

Strategic Plan Goals

  1. Increase staff diversity to reflect student and community populations.
  2. Increase staff retention to maximize student learning and customer service response.
  3. Promotes staff wellness through engagement in wellness programming.

Our Mission

The Human Resources department is dedicated to recruiting the highest quality staff and is committed to providing positive employment experience through exceptional service and support.

Points of Pride

  • Quality customer service
  • Recruitment
  • Staff Retention
  • Competitive benefits package, service, and support
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees at no employee cost
  • Pendergast Employer-Employee Relations; PEER Process
  • Employment policy and procedure guidance

Arrange for Substitute Coverage Online or call 1-800-942-3767

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