MUSD Classified Professional Development Committee

  • Vision

    “Fostering Leaders”

    The Classified Professional Development Committee of Madera Unified School District believes in cultivating and empowering talented classified staff to achieve excellence for all to become Student Champions from every support position.


    Our mission is to inspire classified employees to continuously improve by providing programs and educational opportunities, professional growth, and recognition for their leadership skills, hard work, and community service in support of the Madera Unified School District Community Compact.


    • To inspire classified employees to establish goals, make conscious choices, and take action.
    • To deliver clear, accessible resources for classified professionals to develop a growth plan specific to their professional goals, individual leadership skills, and in collaboration with their immediate supervisor.
    • To provide classified employees with tangible, highly accessible tools they can utilize at their convenience to progress in their growth plan and achieve their goals.
    • To build a district-wide platform for recognition of classified employees.
    • To encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among classified employees across the District and the community.
    • To increase classified employees’ level of knowledge with the services that various departments across the District provide.
    • To provide all classified employees with resources and support, they need to be successful in their jobs and feel passionate about their work.


    • PC Director (Committee chair), Chief Officer of Human Resources (Co-Chair)
    • Classified School Employee Representative (CSEA President or designees)
    • Classified Management Representative
    • Classified Supervisor Representative
    • Classified Confidential Representative
    • Subject matter experts as needed


    • Classified One-day Conference
    • Develop Training and Workshops for classified staff
    • Classified Quarterly Employee Award
    • Loretta Edwards Employee of the Year Award

    Adopted: 8.21.19

    2023-2024 Committee Members:

    Isabel Barreras - Director, Classified Personnel, Personnel Commission

    Joe Aiello - Assistant Superintendent of HR

    Aprille Meza - Human Resources Officer

    Elizabeth Soto- Chief Executive Administrative Assistant, Superintendent's Office

    Lawrence Fernandez - Director of Safety and Security

    George Garnica, Director of Communications

    Kee Vang, Director of Information Technology

    Elia Medina - Director of Parent Resource Centers

    Jonathan Chandler, District Technology Trainer

    Norma Martinez - Senior Executive Administrative Assistant - Superintendent's Office

    Desiree Ortega - Administrative Assistant V - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessments

    Amanda Vela - Administrative Specialist - Human Resources

    Mary Siegl - PC Specialist-Lead, Personnel Commission

    Brenda Tejeda-Padilla - Administrative Assistant III - Madera South High School

    Monica Ochoa, Administrative Assistant V - College and Career Readiness

    Mary Jane Falcon, Administrative Assistant V, Personnel Commission

    Alejandra Venegas-Chaves, PC Specialist, Personnel Commission



Last Modified on December 4, 2023