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Human Resources

Joe Palmer
Joe PalmerDirector of Human Resources

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Director of Human Resources
Joseph Palmer:  (505) 663-2218  •  j.palmer@laschools.net

Human Resources Specialist- Licensed
Leslie Gallegos:  (505) 663-2262  •  l.gallegos@laschools.net

Human Resources Specialist- Classified
Cinderella (Cindy) Herrera:  (505) 663-2219  •  c.herrera@laschools.net

Human Resources Specialist- Transportation/Substitutes
Christina Gonzales:  (505) 663-2206  •   c.gonzales@laschools.net

Human Resources Fax Number:
(505) 663-2791

Hiring Process

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  • Certified Employment Verification Form– to be used by Certified (Licensed) Applicants to verify Previous Paid Work Experience
  • Non-Certified Employment Verification Form– to be used by Non-Certified (Classified) Applicants to verify Previous Paid Work Experience.

Once your online employment application is complete, it will be changed to Active and will be considered for employment for which you qualify.  A Hiring Committee Member, from school site/department,  will contact you to schedule a time to be interviewed.

If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary New Hire paperwork. Please note:  Only a representative of the Human Resources Department is authorized to make offers of employment.

Orientation: Certified and Classified employees must attend orientation in their first year of employment with the district.  Orientation sessions are contractually required of all certificated staff for one year, regardless of date of hire. Classified employees must attend a new employee orientation session following acceptance of employment.

By The Numbers

National Board Certified (26)
Level 2 Teachers (108)
Level 3 Teachers (104)
PhD Teachers (3)

Human Resources Specialist:  Christina Gonzales:  (505) 663-2206  •   c.gonzales@laschools.net

AESOP:  A centralized service for securing substitute teachers is provided for all schools. The system being used is AESOP (Automated Educational Substitute Operator). During the hiring process, teachers and substitutes are given a username and PIN. If you did not receive your username and PIN information to log into AESOP, please contact Christina Gonzales for Substitute username and PIN.   AESOP allows you to log in via the web- http://www.frontlinek12.com/aesop or telephone- 1-800-942-3767.

SUPPORT:  If you need assistance with AESOP, you can contact the school secretary,  Christina Gonzales, or AESOP at support@aesoponline.com. Once signed in, AESOP also has a very helpful and effective online chat feature.

For Substitutes:  Substitute Handbook.pdf
Your willingness to give service to Los Alamos Public Schools’ students in all curricular areas is appreciated. As a substitute staff member, you should follow regulations and policies of LAPS. Upon hiring, you will be given information with an option to view or print a Substitute Handbook that covers special regulations, preparation procedures, School Board policies, and more. Please refer to the link under: For Substitutes. Substitutes should also visit the Student Health & Wellness page to review information regarding students with special health considerations. Substitutes should use AESOP to customize configuration rules that will determine when they would like to be notified of a sub request, preferred grade levels, days of availability, preferred working hours and more.

Substitute Teacher Observation Form– to be completed by all interested Substitute Employment Applicants.  Two observation hours each needs to be completed at an LAPS Elementary, LAMS and LAHS, total of 6 hours.  Please upload your completed Substitute Teacher Observation Form once you have completed the observations within LAPS.

For Teachers:  Teachers should request substitutes through the AESOP system. If you do not know your login information or if you need instructions or assistance, contact your school’s front office secretary or Leslie Gallegos at l.gallegos@laschools.net or (505) 663 2262. Teachers can use AESOP to request substitutes and custom create plans for substitutes that include schedules, starting times, ending times, and special instructions. You can also customize configuration rules to list preferred substitutes or exclude substitutes.

Great Schools. Great Place to Live. Great People

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked as one of the premier school districts in the United States. LAPS serves as the primary school district for Los Alamos County, a county recently recognized as a Top 10 County for public schools. See links below on our outstanding achievements for the school district and our outstanding partnership with Los Alamos County.

#1 School District in New Mexico

Top 10 Counties in America for Education

Best Places to Live Top 10

Los Alamos Country #1 for Quality of Life