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Meet the HR Team

Our goal in the Human Resources Department is to identify, attract, and retain high-quality teachers and employees who will be effective members of the Waxahachie ISD learning community. Our department strives to provide the highest quality of service and to meet the needs of all employees while continuing to build the capacity of the organization. Please contact us with your questions today.

Who to Contact in Human Resources

Phone: (972) 923-4631                 HR Fax: (972) 923-2182
Monica James
Executive Director Human Resources Oversight of Human Resources – Staffing, Employee Relations, Position Management, Compensation, HR Operations, Leaves, Benefits, Unemployment & Recruiting
Theresa Burkhalter
Associate Director Human Resources T-TESS/T-PESS Training and tracking, Oversight of substitutes, substitute systems & training, Non-exempt training, Oversight non-exempt hiring & separations and employee relations
Sharon Zandt
Administrative Assistant, HR HR Correspondences, PO’s, Department Supplies, Department Budget Information, Job Descriptions, Employee Evaluations, Job Postings, Loan Forgiveness, Immigration Status, Employee Relations Records, DPS, Fingerprints, Service Record, Unemployment Claims
Emily Volentine
Position Management Specialist Position Management for Administrative & Professional Hires to include onboarding - separation, Certification, Licenses, Manage Position Control, Principal Survey, ESSA, Contracts
Yuliana Herrera
Position Management Specialist Position Management for non-exempt staff, paraprofessionals, auxiliary, substitutes, and temporary employees, Paraprofessional Certification, Paraprofessional ESSA
Norma Salazar
Benefits Specialist Employee Benefits, Leave of Absences, Catastrophic Leave Bank, Workers Compensation, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans with Disability Act (ADA)