Human Resources

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

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

    University Agreement - Student Teacher Placement 

    Valerie Roderick, Professional Pathways Coordinator

    Certified Employment

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

    Classified/Support Employment

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

    Absence Management/Substitute Teachers

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

    General HR Support

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

    General Questions

    Adriana Ortega Morales, Executive Administrative Assistant to Human Resources
    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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