Human Resources

Welcome to the Newark Unified School District’s Human Resource Department web page.  Newark Unified is made up nearly 600 employees.  The goal of our department is to provide professional quality assistance to our employees and those seeking employment.  Whether you are a current employee or a potential employee in these pages you will find useful information.  If you do not find what you are looking for, or if you desire additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of us.

Olivier Wong Ah Sun, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Responsible for the overall operation of the Human Resources Department; affirmative action and sexual harassment officer; uniform complaint officer; contract management; grievances; collective bargaining; employee discipline; new employee recruitment and selection; new teacher training; Peer Assistance and Review; Student Teacher program

Responsible for the overall operation of the Human Resources Department; affirmative action and sexual harassment officer; uniform complaint officer; contract management; grievances; collective bargaining; employee discipline; new employee recruitment and selection; new teacher training; Peer Assistance and Review; Student Teacher program

Laura Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Oversees and coordinates all generalized Human Resource Office functions; serves as Director’s primary assistant; prepares Board recommendations; coordinates all certificated and management interviews; manages applicant files

Oversees and coordinates all generalized Human Resource Office functions; serves as Director’s primary assistant; prepares Board recommendations; coordinates all certificated and management interviews; manages applicant files

Debbie Romero

Classified HR Manager

Oversees office functions relating to classified employees: personnel tracking; fingerprinting and tuberculin testing; salary placement, advancement and professional growth; classification / reclassification; evaluation cycles; new employee processing; personnel files; workers compensation administration; coordinates all classified interviews

Oversees office functions relating to classified employees: personnel tracking; fingerprinting and tuberculin testing; salary placement, advancement and professional growth; classification / reclassification; evaluation cycles; new employee processing; personnel files; workers compensation administration; coordinates all classified interviews

Julie Radcliffe

Certificated HR Technician

Oversees office functions relating to certificated employees: personnel tracking; fingerprinting and tuberculin testing; salary placement, advancement and professional growth; evaluation cycles; credential monitoring and renewal; new employee processing; personnel files; CBEDS/CSIS Coordinator; coaches

Oversees office functions relating to certificated employees: personnel tracking; fingerprinting and tuberculin testing; salary placement, advancement and professional growth; evaluation cycles; credential monitoring and renewal; new employee processing; personnel files; CBEDS/CSIS Coordinator; coaches

Patrice Ottavis

Substitute Placement Clerk

Coordinates placement of certificated and classified substitute employees; tracks employee attendance, including leaves and absences; manages Subfinder system

Coordinates placement of certificated and classified substitute employees; tracks employee attendance, including leaves and absences; manages Subfinder system

Donna Hanifin

Staff Secretary I

Front desk, reception and support to the Human Resources Department

Front desk, reception and support to the Human Resources Department