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 The Human Resources Department

group of peopleThe Human Resources Department is responsible for overseeing, reviewing and approving the hiring of staff, assuring that new staff are qualified and supported in their new roles. The Department handles employee relations including investigations of complaints, the implementation of effective performance management practices, orientations, and providing guidance to staff in the areas of benefits and leaves. The Human Resources Department is also charged with updating and maintaining District policies.


John Dudzik

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and F.O.I.A. Officer


  • Oversees Human Resources Department
  • F.O.I.A.
  • Nondiscrimination Coordinator
  • Complaint Manager
  • Licensure
  • Hiring/Recruiting
  • Evaluations
  • Leaves
  • Attendance
  • Investigations
  • PERA



Catherine Hinz

Human Resources Assistant


  • Licensure
  • Complaint Manager
  • Evaluations
  • Contracts
  • Handbooks
  • State Reports
  • Creating and Organizing Human Resource Systems
  • Investigations



Mayra Esparza

Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources


  • Onboarding New Hires
  • Maintains Personnel Files
  • Name Base Checks
  • Student Teachers/Interns/Observers
  • Exit Interviews
  • New Hires
  • Volunteers
  • Verification of Employment
  • GCN Training
  • Additional Training Hours



Laurie Hoge

Office Coordinator


  • Attendance
  • Employee benefits
  • Cobra/Retiree insurance
  • Evaluates payroll services
  • TRS and IMRF information
  • FMLA



Tamencia Nolan

Payroll Clerk


  • Payroll
  • Timesheets
  • Annuities
  • Wage garnishments
  • Credit Union
  • TRS and IMRF information
  • Union Dues



Mitchell Soto-Rodriguez



  • Welcomes Visitors
  • Responds to General Inquiries
  • Substitute Coordinator
  • Reviews and Approves Flyers for Distribution
  • Volunteer Procedures