Human Resources - Our Employees Inspire Excellence

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The Human Resources Department oversees the recruitment and placement of certified and classified personnel and the management of employee records and benefits.


Phone Number


Michael Minghine
Executive Director
Administrator hiring, discipline, compliant officer

(480) 730-7132

Lupita Avelar
Executive Administrative Assistant

Added Service,  Retirement Reception, Trip Reduction
Program, volunteer processing

(480) 730-7132
Sandra Barrat
Wellness Coach
Staff outreach, wellness info, development of wellness
curriculum, events, training and education

(480) 730-7142 

Nidia Lias
Manager - Certified
Certified hiring and evaluations, recruitment and hiring, retirement student teaching/intern placement

(480) 730-7116

Diane Bass
NCLB Certification & Compliance Coordinator
Teacher certifications, fingerprint clearance, appropriately certified status, certified job postings

(480) 730-7146

Shelia Dickes
Human Resources Specialist
Certified employee applications, name and address changes, years of service verifications

(480) 730-7394

Darlene Vollhardt
Substitute Coordinator Senior
Certified and Classified substitutes

(480) 730-7395

Ellen Drane
Manager - Classified
Classified hiring and evaluations, Classified job postings,
retirement, leaves, Sanchez building management, FMLA

(480) 730-7117

Lina Drozdowski
Human Resources Specialist
Employee applications, name and address changes, years
of service verifications

(480) 730-7115

Pam Allen
Account Specialist
Position control, new hire processing, contracts and work appointments, RPA's

(480) 730-7271

Jennifer Jerome
Application Support Analyst
Data management, integration, interpretation,
implementation, setup, utilization of HR applications

(480) 730-7130

Paul Gutierrez
Payroll Specialist
HR/Payroll time accounting, worker's compensation

(480) 730-7456
Alan Bradley
Benefits Compliance Coordinator
ACA/Healthcare Reform Compliance, employment

(480) 730-7396 

Darlene Trzepkowski
Accounts Specialist - Benefits
Benefits, Insurance, new employee orientation

(480) 730-7149

Ed Schwenck
Courier/Mailroom Coordinator

(480) 730-7148

Carmen Perez
District Office Receptionist

(480) 730-7108


Fax Number
General and Verification of Employment

Fax Number
     Medical and Confidential

(480) 730-7370

(480) 730-8992

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