Human Resources

Our Mission

The Human Resources Department of Mesa Public Schools is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence and inclusivity by strategically managing the district's most valuable asset – its people. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and highly skilled workforce that is aligned with the district's educational mission and values. Through innovative recruitment practices, comprehensive professional development, and supportive employee relations, we aim to create an environment where every staff member can thrive and contribute to the success of our students. By upholding transparency, integrity, and equity, we endeavor to be a trusted partner in building a community of engaged, empowered, and inspired individuals who collectively shape the future leaders of tomorrow.

Receptionist: Carmen Rocha: (480) 472-0426

Assistant Superintendent - Justin Wing (480) 472-0412
Executive Secretary - Jennifer Zakaras (480) 472-0412
Director, Certificated Personnel - Susan Jenni (480) 472-0403
Director, Classified Personnel - Nicole Johnson (480) 472-0420
Secretary to Susan Jenni and Nicole Johnson- Jamie Filler (480) 472- 0414
Director, Employee Benefits - Rocio Sosa  (480) 472-0369
Director, Recruitment & Retention - Patty Christie (480) 472-0417
Supervisor, Human Resources - Michelle Gardner (480) 472-0404
Supervisor, Substitute Services - Alison Krystek (480) 472-0433
Human Resources Analyst - Pedro Avila (480) 472-0430
Position Control HR Analyst- Sarah Scarpone (480) 472-0437

HR Contacts by Site

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We celebrate student and staff success! MPS is nationally known for achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, and career and technical education. We value high standards, collaboration, innovation, diversity, sound leadership and fiscal responsibility.

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Fax Numbers

Reception: (480) 472-0440
Certificated HR: (480) 472-0422
Classified HR: (480) 472-0432
Employee Benefits: (480) 472-0370

Hours of Operation


7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.