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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.

group of 7 ladies in front of the HR department

Left to Right: Emily Volentine, Yuliana Herrera, Norma Salazar, Theresa Burkhalter, Monica James, Maria Saenz, Sharon Zandt


Monica James

Chief Human Resource Officer

email Monica James

(972) 923-4631 x10123 • Fax (972) 923-2182

411 N. Gibson St. • Waxahachie, TX 75165

Oversight of Human Resources – Staffing, Employee Relations, Position Management, Compensation, HR Operations, Leaves, Benefits, Unemployment & Recruiting

Theresa Burkhalter

Director of Human Resources

email Theresa Burkhalter

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

email Sharon Zandt

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

email Emily Volentine

Position Management for Administrative & Professional Hires to include onboarding - separation, Certification, Licenses, Manage Position Control, Principal Survey, ESSA, Contracts

Yuliana Herrera

Position Management Specialist

email Yuliana Herrera

Position Management for non-exempt staff, paraprofessionals, auxiliary, substitutes, and temporary employees, Paraprofessional Certification, Paraprofessional ESSA

Norma Salazar

Benefits Specialist

email Norma Salazar

Employee Benefits, Leave of Absences, Catastrophic Leave Bank, Workers Compensation, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

Maria Saenz

Digital Support Associate

email Maria Saenz

Maintain electronic & paper records, assist with substitute placements, background verifications, assist with HR correspondence