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 grow classified employees’ level of knowledge with the services that various departments across the District provide.
    • To afford 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:
      • Develop Training Schedules during hours for Professional Development
      • Develop Training Schedules after hours for Promotion
      • E-Learning Blended Professinal Development Training
    • Classified Quarterly Employee Award
    • Loretta Edwards Employee of the Year Award

    Adopted: 8.21.19

    2022-2023 Committee Members:

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

    Lawrence Fernandez - Director of Safety and Security

    George Garnica, Director of Communications

    Michele  Belotti, IT Department

    Jonathan Chandler, District Technology Trainer

    Joanne Glantz - Retired Classified Employee

    Elia Medina - Director of Parent Resource Centers

    Norma Martinez - Executive Administrative Assistant - Educational Services

    Desiree Ortega - Administrative Assistant - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessments

    Lucy Osuna - Executive Administrative Assistant - Human Resources

    Mary Siegl - PC Specialist-Lead, Personnel Commission

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

    Isabel Barreras - Director, Classified HR, Personnel Commission

    Joe Aiello - Assistant Superintendent of HR

    Aprille Meza - Human Resources Officer

    John Rieping, Admin Assistant V - HR

    Monica Ochoa, Admin Assistant V - College and Career Readiness



Last Modified on November 28, 2022