HR Department Overview

The Human Resources Department, in partnership with all stakeholders, strives to recruit, hire, train and retain the most effective employees to educate and serve our students in achieving success.
The Human Resources Department staff understands the diversity of our customers, whether employees, applicants, retirees, parents, agencies, businesses or interested citizens. The staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service through effective communication, streamlined processes, and response to customer needs.
Responsibilities of the Department include facilitating and administering: the recruitment and hiring process; performance evaluations; and personnel management. 

If you have questions for the HR/Personnel department, please call (936) 829-4718 and refer to the following table for the appropriate person.
If you have a question about: Contact
Absence Management (formerly Aesop) Frontline Mark Kettering
Address & Name Changes - Employees Mark Kettering
Applications Mark Kettering
Appraisals Mark Kettering
Certifications - Professional/Paraprofessional Staff Mark Kettering
Child Support Payments Lacey Chandler
Classroom Observations Olivia Fant
Compensation Plan Katherina Crager
Contracts Mark Kettering
Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprinting Mark Kettering
Direct Deposit Lacey Chandler
Disability Insurance The Advanced Financial Group
DMAC Olivia Fant
Employee Personnel Records Mark Kettering
Employee Discipline Brian Bowman
Mark Kettering
ESSA Requirements - Para-professional Staff  Mark Kettering
Exit Process Mark Kettering
Family & Medical Leave Notices (FMLA) Lacey Chandler​
Fingerprint Requirements Mark Kettering
Garnishments (Payroll) Lacey Chandler
Grievance & Complaint Policy & Procedures Mark Kettering
Brian Bowman
Health Plan (TRS-ActiveCare/BCBS) The Advanced Financial Group
Internships Amanda Minshew
Investment Options - 403(b) and 457 Plans Katherina Crager
Job Descriptions Mark Kettering
Leave Policies Lacey Chandler​​
Leave Balances (TimeClock+) Lacey Chandler
New Employee/Teacher Orientation and Training Olivia Fant
Paycheck Issues Lacey Chandler
Payroll Deductions Lacey Chandler​​
Professional Development Olivia Fant
Property/Casualty Insurance Katherina Crager
Recruiting (Job Fairs) Mark Kettering
Resignations Mark Kettering
Retirement Mark Kettering
Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Benefits The Advanced Financial Group
Service Records (All Staff) Mark Kettering
Special Programs Shanna Powers
Standard Certificates Mark Kettering
Student Accident Insurance Chantea Allen
Student Teacher Information (Observation) Amanda Minshew
Substitute - Absence Management (formerly AESOP)  Mark Kettering
Substitute Teacher Information Mark Kettering
Supplemental Insurance Benefits The Advanced Financial Group
Technology Training Todd Shahan
TIA (Teacher Incentive Allotment) Olivia Fant
Transcripts (Staff) Mark Kettering
Tuition Exemption Program Mark Kettering
Unemployment Mark Kettering
Vacancy Notices Mark Kettering
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Mark Kettering
Work-Related Injury - Report Mark Kettering


Equal Employment Opportunity

*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, , sexual orientation or gender identity), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.


In accordance with Title IX, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.


Inquiries about the application of Title IX to employment should be referred to Title IX Coordinator, Shawna Neal, MA,LPC., 215 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941, s[email protected] and (936) 829-4718.