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Considering Retirement

It is never too early to plan for your retirement. Contact your Human Resources representative to learn about the options available to you and for assistance with planning your retirement. Check out our retirement page for more information.

The Cat in the Hat

Welcome to Human Resources

OUR goal is to attract, train, and retain individuals with heart, specifically humanistic qualities, with a focus on students and community. WE stress customer service by offering evidence-based decision making ability through an equity lens but contained in a just and systematic organizational model.  WE provide knowledge and provide consistency by emphasizing that people come first; HUMAN Resources, while centering OUR how on the resources or assets that can be drawn by a person and organization to function effectively. 

"The process is not the answer...the people with a focus on heart is the answer."

About LESD
Located in the Heart of the South Bay, the Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) serves students from preschool through grade eight. There are eight schools in the District: six elementary schools serve Kindergarten through grade six (William Anderson, William Green, Billy Mitchell, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lucille J. Smith, and Mark Twain) and two middle schools serve grades six through eight (Jane Addams Middle School and Will Rogers Middle School). The district also has a before and after school program (RAP - Realizing Amazing Potential), a Preschool program, a TK program, a Spanish dual-language immersion program, and is the administrative unit for the Southwest Special Education Local Plan Area (SW SELPA). 

Have Questions?
Each member of the Human Resources team is available to assist you. If you do not find what you need, please contact us.

Employment Opportunities

You can view employment opportunities on Edjoin. Current Lawndale Elementary School District Employees (this excludes substitutes) should submit a completed Reassignment Request Form (PDF), including any position prerequisites, to the District Receptionist on or before the closing date and time of this posting. All other applicants should follow the instructions indicated on the edjoin posting.  

Interested in Substitute Teaching? 
If you are interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher, you can apply on Edjoin when a posting is available. Information for obtaining a substitute teaching permit can be found on the CTC website (PDF). LESD pays $140 per day for daily assignments and $155/day for long-term assignments. 

Contact Us!

The human resources teams strives for customer service. Please feel free to reach out to your representative with any HR needs you may have. 


Juan Santos, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent


Marilu De Arcos, x50000
Frontline Coordinator

Kathy Prouty, x50062
Addams Middle School
Twain Elementary 
Mitchell Elementary
Smith Elementary

Angie Berlin, x50060
Secretary to Asst. Supt
District Office

Vacant, x50042
SELPA Itinerant
Central Kitchen
Preschool Program

Liz Johnson, x50061
Anderson Elementary
Green Elementary
Rogers Middle School 

Betty Gonzalez, x50063
FDR/Carson School
Volunteers & Interns
RAP Program