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Tolleson Union
High School District

Our Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department of the Tolleson Union High School District is committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting the most dedicated and qualified education employees. Our employees must be able to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential as well as teach them the skills and knowledge to become capable, creative, and responsible citizens. We invite you to visit or contact us at anytime if you have any questions.

Contact Human Resources

Need to send a fax? Please use our department fax number: (623) 478-4116

Juan Ceja
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
(623) 478-4160
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Juan Ceja


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Lupita Goodman
Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
(623) 478-4160
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Lupita Goodman

  • Notary
  • Verification of employment
  • Paraprofessional test
  • Spanish speaking
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Human Resources

James Piper
Director of Human Resources
(623) 478-4011
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James Piper


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Gabriela Rodriguez
HR Coordinator
(623) 478-4007
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Gabriela Rodriguez

  • Onboarding of all certified teaching staff and sport coaches
  • Process Coaching & Volunteer Coaching applications
  • Verification of employment for certified staff
  • Professional growth for certified staff
  • iVisions password reset
  • Spanish speaking
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Lea Vasquez
HR Specialist
(623) 478-4056
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Lea Vasquez

  • Onboarding of all classified staff
  • Process resignations and retirement requests
  • Process volunteer and student employment applications
  • Fingerprinting for new classified employees and volunteers
  • Verification of employment for classified staff
  • At Will Agreements for classified staff
  • Professional growth for classified staff
  • iVisions password reset
  • Notary
  • Spanish speaking
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Sonia Perez
Substitute Coordinator
(623) 478-4163
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Sonia Perez

  • Hire Substitutes
  • Military Leave
  • Workers Compensation
  • Spanish Speaking
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Angelika Williams
District Receptionist
(623) 478-4000
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Angelika Williams

  • General questions about District/schools
  • Appointments for ID badge – new hire and current staff
  • Basic skills test
  • Paraprofessional test
  • Verbal verification of employment

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Benefits

Wendy Herrera
Benefits Manager
(623) 478-4032
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Wendy Herrera

  • ASRS
  • Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA) including 403b, 403b-Roth, 457b
  • COBRA
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): Employee Last Names A–M
  • Virgin/Pulse/Wellstyles/Wellness Program
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Spanish Speaking

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Cali Rigdon
Benefits Coordinator
(623) 478-4047
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Cali Rigdon

  • ASRS
  • Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA) including 403b, 403b-Roth, 457b
  • COBRA
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): Employee Last Names N–Z
  • Virgin/Pulse/Wellstyles/Wellness Program
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Notary
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    National Board Certification Information

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards provides an array of information about National Board Certification.

    TUHSD provides a $1,000 stipend for three years for teachers who have their National Board Certification. Arizona Master Teacher scholarships are also available from the AZ K-12 Center.

    Check out the video podcasts which describe National Board Certification: