A leadership position in a public school district to leverage my knowledge, skills, and abilities in human resources management and organizational development in support of student learning.
Organizational restructure and change
Negotiated three-year contracts with both certificated and classified bargaining units in a District under state receivership.
Developed positive working relationships with unions, resulting in regular roundtable meetings at district-level and collaboration on calendar committee, curriculum/instruction committees and benefits committee.
Guided Human Resources Department in operational improvement resulting in doubling of FCMAT annual comprehensive review ratings over a six month period.
Guided the review of teacher assignments; decreasing misassignments from 52 to zero over a one year period.
Inglewood Unified School DistrictInglewood, CAExecutive Director of Human Resources09/2014 to Current
18 Schools - 10,500 ADA
Senior Management on State Administrator's Cabinet.
Lead human resources functions including: recruitment, selection and onboarding of certificated and classified personnel, implementation and review of employee appraisal system, staff development activities, review and recommendation of board policies.
Train and coach administrators and
managers in methods to motivate, evaluate, discipline, and counsel
Lead the development
and implementation of human resources procedures, new hire orientation/onboarding materials, employee
annual notifications, employee handbooks (management, certificated and classified), and a Special
Education Paraeducator Handbook.
a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the
Lead negotiator for District, recently reached tentative agreements with certificated and classified bargaining units resulting in first salary increases in nine years and reducing the District's financial exposure to increased benefit costs.
Newport-Mesa Unified School DistrictCosta Mesa, CADirector of Classified Personnel11/2010 to 08/2014
32 schools, 22,000 ADA
Worked with the Personnel Commission and serve as a member on the Superintendent's Cabinet.
Led the recruitment and selection process for classified personnel.
Developed and implemented programs that maintain positive employee relations.
Implemented and reviewed employee appraisal system and supported administrators and managers in methods to motivate, evaluate, discipline, and counsel employees.
Conducted investigations and provided findings to the Executive Director of Human Resources and the Superintendent.
Facilitated collective bargaining and conducted hearings and appeals.
Created, reviewed and evaluated positions, salaries and classifications in the classified service.
Supported organizational development activities.
Developed and implemented staff development, professional growth and training programs.
Reviewed, revised and made recommendations for personnel Board policies and Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations.
Audited walk-on coach hiring procedures and revised standard operating procedures to be in compliance with various laws and regulations.
Developed and implemented new hire orientation/onboarding materials, an employee annual notification program, a New Employee Handbook, and a Special Education Paraeducator Handbook.
Newport-Mesa Unified School DistrictCosta Mesa, CACoordinator of Administrative Services07/2008 to 10/2010
Worked with the Superintendent and Board of Education to provide a high level of administrative support.
Served as member of the Superintendent's Cabinet and worked independently with a variety of district employees in all administrative staff levels to implement the directions of the superintendent.
Researched highly confidential matters and carried out appropriate management/administrative solutions.
Coordinated preparation of the Board Agenda, attended board meetings, and prepared/maintained official minutes of meetings.
Led the complete revision of the Board Policy Manual and facilitated the transition to an online policy manual.
Coordinated and implemented the transition to an online board agenda platform, resulting in a savings to the district in staff time and materials.
Beverly Hills Unified School District 5 SchoolsBeverly Hills, CAHuman Resources Coordinator/Credential Analyst10/2002 to 06/2008
6 schools, 5,200 ADA
Worked directly with the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and served as member of Superintendent's Cabinet.
Managed the recruitment and selection of certificated and classified staff.
Conducted the annual Assignment Monitoring of certificated assignments and served as the district's credential analyst.
Created a new HR Department Procedures Manual and Employee Handbook, provided procedures training to appropriate staff and prepared updates.
Served as a member of the District bargaining team for classified and certificated bargaining units, interpreted provisions of negotiated contracts, and prepared HR information for bargaining.
Coordinated the employee performance assessment programs.
Reviewed NCLB highly qualified status of certificated and paraprofessional staff and served as a member of the BTSA/Induction Steering Committee.
Served as HR Liaison with Business Services for employee compensation/benefits issues and served as District CBEDS Coordinator.
Developed and coordinated employee orientation programs.
Hermosa Beach City School DistrictHermosa Beach, CAExecutive Assistant to the Superintendent07/1993 to 10/2002
South Bay Union High School DistrictRedondo Beach, CAAdministrative Assistant II / Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent10/1988 to 06/1993
Centinela Valley Union High School DistrictLawndale, CASecretary - Special Projects11/1985 to 10/1988
Ed.D.:Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (in progress)Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
Working Title for Dissertation - Special Education Paraeducators and the Frequency of Emotional Exhaustion
Master of Arts:Human Resources Management Organizational Development2011National University, Los Angeles, CAMaster's Thesis - The Effectiveness of Alternative Compensation Systems for Teachers
Bachelor of Arts:Business Administration Human Resources Management2009National University, Los Angeles, CA
Association for California School Administrators (ACSA), Member
Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC), Board Member
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), member
"Leading Through Merit: A Marketing Strategy"
Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California; Long Beach,
California, October 2014
"Understanding Perspectives in HR"
Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California; Anaheim, California, May 2014
"Motivating Employees Through Evaluation"
Newport-Mesa USD Leadership Academy; Costa Mesa, California, March 2014
for An Interview"
CSEA Chapter Meeting and NMUSD Classified Staff
Development Day; Costa Mesa, California, various dates in 2013 and 2014
Newport-Mesa USD Leadership Academy; Costa Mesa, California, March
"Terminate or Motivate"
California School Personnel Commission
Association; San Diego, California, January 2012
Progressive Discipline to Progressive Motivation (Due Process 2.0)"
California School Personnel Commission Association; San Diego,
California, January 2012
"Classified Evaluations and Motivation"
Newport-Mesa USD Supervisors Group; Costa Mesa,
California, March 2011
ACSA Personnel Academy, 2011-12
CSPCA Merit System Academy, 2010-11
ACSA Personnel Institutes
Adult Partner, Tree Musketeers (International youth-led environmental organization) - El Segundo, California
Music Minister, St. Anastasia Catholic Church - Playa Del Rey, California
Administrative Assistant II / Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Secretary - Special Projects
Ed.D. : Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (in progress) Master of Arts : Human Resources Management Organizational Development 2011 Bachelor of Arts : Business Administration Human Resources Management 2009
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