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Welcome to the Personnel Department of the Lennox School District!


My name is María Castellanos, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, and I am thrilled to introduce our department's website to you. With over 26 years of experience as an educator in various roles and capacities, I understand the importance of creating a supportive and empowering work environment for our dedicated employees.

Our department strives to support the Lennox School District’s goals and objectives. We are committed to excellence in building and maintaining effective District and Community partnerships while promoting an environment in which individual differences are embraced, diversity is valued and encouraged, and people are recognized as our most important resource.

Our department’s mission is to provide quality services and programs, as well as knowledgeable guidance and assistance, to all members of the Lennox School District community. We develop and communicate sound policies and procedures that balance the needs of employees and the needs of the District while ensuring compliance with federal and state law in our administration of benefits, compensation, employee relations, recruiting and selection, performance management, training and development, and human resources planning.

We are here to assist and help you throughout your journey with us, whether you are a new employee or a seasoned professional. Our goal is to provide you with the resources and support you need to thrive in your career. We have designed this webpage to be a hub of valuable information and tools you can access at your convenience. From policies and procedures to employee benefits and access to commonly used forms, we aim to ensure you have all the necessary resources to succeed in your role.


If you have any questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our department. We are here to help and guide you through personnel/human resources matters.


Once again, we welcome you to our webpage, and we hope you find it to be a valuable resource. Thank you for being a part of the Lennox School District, and we look forward to serving you.




María Castellanos

Assistant Superintendent of the Personnel Department

(310) 695- 4076

[email protected] 

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Joanna Estrada
Administrative Assistant 
        • Monitor Credentials/CTC/HRS
        • Certificated Employee Contracts
        • STRS Enrollment/ Retirement
        • P2 Calendar, Bereavement
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Ana Bernardino
Risk Manager
        • Leaves of Absence (FMLA, CFRA, PDL ,etc.)
        • Workers compensation
        • Health Benefits (EASE)
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 Cynthia Mendez
Secretary III
        • CALPERS & NBS Enrollment
        • Classified Evaluations and Seniority List
        • Resignations and Off boarding
        • HR Report
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Claudia Lopez
Personnel Technician
        • Vacancies/Recruitment (EdJoin, Job Fairs, etc.)
        • Certificated / Classified Applications (School Instructional Vacancies, District Office Vacancies)
        • Employee Onboarding
        • Transcripts for Salary Placement/ Assignment 
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Yesenia Gaeta
Personnel Technician
        • Vacancies/Recruitment (EdJoin, Job Fairs, etc.)
        • Classified Applications (Vacancies for: School Site Clerical, Custodian, Maintenance/ Nutrition Services, LEAP) 
        • Employee Onboarding
        • TB Test
        • Department Website Coordinator
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Lizette Siordia
        • Answers all incoming calls
        • Manage employee absences (FrontLine, Email)
        • Coordinate substitute coverage