Adequately staffing schools has become extremely challenging in an era when schools have suffered massive cuts to education funding.
This is one of the challenges that Rob Martinez, director of human resources for Fairfield-Suisun USD, has faced over the past few years. That he has done so successfully has earned him recognition as ACSA’s 2012 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.