• Human Resources

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    Department Overview

    The Human Resources Department is at the heart of every organization. Recruiting, selecting, staffing, hiring, and retaining the best candidate is an important task. We know that highly qualified teachers and top performing support staff are the key to successful schools, and an important goal of the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP). In addition, Human Resources provides daily guidance and support for district employees. The HR Team is committed to their Mission & Vision:



    The mission of the Human Resources Team is to be responsive to employees’ needs, to establish a bridge to other departments and to provide quality customer service.


    The vision of the Human Resources Team is to recruit, hire, develop, support, and retain the most qualified and culturally competent staff to support the academic achievement and advancement of all students.


    The Human Resources Department is responsible for the planning, organization, and direction of the District Personnel Management Program. These areas include administration of the employee recruitment and selection, employment, transfer, promotion, layoff and separation processes, and employer/employee relations. 

     Hiacynth D. Martinez, Ed.D.
    Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
    Devin Lawson, Ed.D.
    Executive Director, Human Resources
    Sandra McCoy 
    Director of Classified Personnel, Human Resources
    Mauricio Gormaz
    Director of Human Resources
    Alicia Skibby
    Coordinator, Human Resources

    Gabriela Garcia
    Executive Secretary - Confidential
    Phone: (714) 558-5792  
    Esther Mendoza
    Administrative Secretary - Confidential
    Phone: (714) 558-5860
    email: esther.mendoza@sausd.us
    Luz Moran
    Personnel Clerk
    Phone: (714) 558-5680  
    Certificated Employment Contract Information
    Elena Martinez
    Lead Personnel Technician
    Salary/Contract Information for Certificated Personnel.
    Phone: (714) 558-5754  
    Rocio Carino
    Personnel Assistant
    Personnel Calendar, Board Agenda Items, Resignations and Retirements, and Verification of Employment Letters, Extra duty/Informed K12.
    Phone: (714) 558-5787   
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    Certificated Employment
    Nellie Lara
    Lead Credentials Technician
    Credentials/Salary Step Increases, hiring process for Elementary and Special Education openings.
    Phone: (714) 558-5534
     Substitute Desk/SFE System
    Dora Rodriguez
    Personnel Technician
    Phone: (714) 558-5723   
     Gary Lopez
    Personnel Technician
    Hiring process for Administrative employment, 
    Hiring Process for Secondary Teaching, CTE, and Certificated substitute hiring.
    Certificated substitute hiring
    Phone: (714) 558-5749
    email: gary.lopez@sausd.us
    Blanca Godinez
    Personnel Technician
    Leave of Absences, Medical, Military, Parental Leaves
    Phone: (714) 558-5716   
    District Centrex Operator
    Alicia Tapia
     TB test updates
    Phone: (714) 558-5501  
     email: Alicia.tapia@sausd.us

    Department Fax
    (714) 558-5740
Last Modified on April 10, 2020