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Phone (310) 973-1300
Fax (310) 263-6493


Juan Santos, Ed.D., ext. 50059
Assistant Superintendent


Angie Berlin, ext. 50060
Secretary to Asst. Supt.

  • District Office
  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Retirees

Yvonne Cervantes, ext. 50061
HR Technician

  • Anderson Elementary
  • FDR Elementary
  • Carson School
  • Rogers Middle School 
  • Classified Spec. Ed. 

Kathy Prouty, ext. 50062
HR Technician

  • Addams Middle School
  • Green Elementary School
  • Mitchell Elementary
  • Smith Elementary
  • Classified Spec. Ed. 

Daniel Urrutia, ext. 50042
HR Technician

  • SELPA Itinerant
  • Central Kitchen
  • Preschool Program
  • Certificated Spec. Ed. 
  • Workers Compensation

Omar Rodriguez, ext. 50063
HR Technician

  • Substitutes
  • Twain Elementary
  • Classified Spec. Ed. 
  • Volunteers/Interns
  • Realizing Amazing Potential

Betty Gonzalez-Salgado, ext. 0

  • Absence Coordinator

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, 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. LESD pays $140 per day for daily assignments and $155/day for long-term assignments. 

Fringe Benefits

The Lawndale Elementary School District provides fringe benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance to eligible employees. Forms and explanations of benefits are available here: Health and Welfare Benefits.

Medical Insurance
United Health Care | HMO | | 800-624-8822 | Forms
Kaiser | HMO | | 800-464-4000 | Forms
SISC Anthem Blue Cross | PPO | | 800-825-5541 | Forms
Cash-in-lieu Waiver | Waiver Form 

Dental Insurance
Delta Dental | PPO | | 800-765-6003 | Forms
DeltaCare | HMO | | 800-765-6003 | Forms

Vision Insurance
Vision Service Plan (VSP) | | 800-877-7195 | Forms

Life Insurance
The Hartford | | 800-289-9140

Retirement Information

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. Forms and other related documents are available here: Retirement Plans


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CalPERS | Classified Retirement | | 888-225-7377
CalSTRS | Certificated Retirement | | 800-228-5453
Metlife | Social Security Alternative | | 949-471-2325
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union* | | 800-462-8328

*SchoolsFirst is the District's third party administrator for 403(b), 457(b), and other tax sheltered annuities (TSA). Contact your HR Rep to learn more.