One of the most crucial behind-the-scenes positions in a school district is the human resources administrator. Ensuring highly-skilled teachers lead our classrooms, and highly-skilled principals lead our schools goes hand-in-hand with student success. One of the best human resources leaders is Nancy Kelly, assistant superintendent in Redondo Beach USD and ACSA's 2013 Human Resources Administrator of the Year.
A school system is only as good as its team, and it is up to human resources administrators to make sure that team is the best it can be. Human resources ensures all staff – from principals to teachers to classified employees – meet the needs of the school, district, and community they serve. HR administrators also ensure staff are qualified under state and federal regulations, and provide leadership in personnel practices, employer-employee relations, fair and equal employment practices, contract management, negotiations, and other staff-related issues. They also ensure staff receives the training they need to lead their schools, and students, to success.