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(310) 973-1300

Corey James
Interim Asst. Supt., ext. 50059

Angie Berlin 
Secretary, ext. 50060
- District Office
- Maintenance & Operations
- RAP Before & Afterschool Program
- Southwest SELPA AU

Yvonne Cervantes
HR Technician, ext. 50061
- Anderson Elementary
- FDR Elementary
- Carson Elementary
- Rogers Middle School 
- Preschool

Kathy Prouty
HR Technician, ext. 50062
- Addams Middle School
- Green Elementary School
- Mitchell Elementary
- Twain Elementary
- Preschool

Daniel Urrutia
HR Technician, ext. 50042
- Substitutes
- Central Kitchen
- Smith Elementary
- Interns & Volunteers

Betty Gonzalez-Salgado
District Receptionist, ext. 50000
- Absence Coordinator
- TB & I-9 Record keeping 

Welcome to LESD HR!

About us

The Human Resources Department is committed to staffing our schools and offices with highly qualified employees who are committed to raising the bar and closing learning gaps for all students.

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).

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 employees need only submit a reassignment request to the District Office by the posting deadline. 

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. 

Renewing your Credential
You can renew your credential online by visiting the CTC website at

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


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

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.