Human Resources Department
The K-12 School Human Resources Department plays a vital role in our educational institution, supporting the recruitment, development, and retention of exceptional faculty and staff members. Comprised of skilled professionals in human resources management, our department is dedicated to fostering a positive work environment, ensuring compliance with employment regulations, and promoting the professional growth and well-being of our employees.
Recruitment and Hiring: Our department collaborates with school administrators to attract and hire highly qualified individuals who align with our educational mission and values. We develop recruitment strategies, advertise job openings, and facilitate the hiring process, including screening applications, conducting interviews, and checking references. We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring practices, striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the student population we serve.
Employee Onboarding and Orientation: We provide comprehensive onboarding programs to ensure that new employees feel welcomed, supported, and prepared to contribute to our school community. We facilitate orientation sessions, explain policies and procedures, and familiarize new hires with our organizational culture, goals, and expectations. We aim to create a smooth transition for new employees, enabling them to quickly acclimate to their roles and become productive members of our team.
Professional Development: Our department is committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. We collaborate with school leaders and educators to design and implement professional development programs that align with the needs and goals of our staff members. We offer training workshops, conferences, online courses, and mentoring opportunities to enhance instructional practices, promote leadership development, and support career advancement.
Employee Relations and Support: We prioritize creating a positive and inclusive work environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. Our department serves as a resource for employees, providing guidance and support in resolving conflicts, addressing workplace concerns, and ensuring compliance with employment laws and policies. We strive to maintain open lines of communication and promote a culture of mutual respect and collaboration.
Performance Management: Our department collaborates with school administrators to establish effective performance management systems that align with our educational goals. We develop performance evaluation processes, provide feedback and coaching to employees, and assist in setting professional development goals. We recognize and celebrate employee achievements, while also addressing areas for growth and improvement, ensuring that our staff members receive the support and resources they need to excel in their roles.
Benefits Administration: Our department manages employee benefits programs, including healthcare, retirement plans, leave management, and other benefits. We facilitate enrollment, provide information on available options, and serve as a liaison between employees and benefit providers. We ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and strive to offer comprehensive benefits that support the well-being and financial security of our employees and their families.
Compliance and Policies: Our department ensures compliance with employment laws, regulations, and district policies. We stay up to date with changes in labor laws and employment practices to ensure that our school district remains in compliance. We develop and update personnel policies, employee handbooks, and contracts to maintain a fair and equitable work environment that adheres to legal requirements and supports the best interests of our employees and the district.
The K-12 School Human Resources Department is dedicated to supporting the growth, development, and well-being of our faculty and staff. We recognize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to create a positive and inclusive work culture where they can thrive professionally and personally. By recruiting and retaining exceptional talent, providing professional development opportunities, and ensuring compliance with employment regulations, we contribute to the overall success and excellence of our educational institution.
Human Resources Specialist - Mrs. Lorie McTavish
Employee Benefits Administrative Assistant - Mrs. Amy Yezek
Payroll Administrative Assistant - Mrs. Rebecca Rodriguez