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Conference Planning Committee

Johjania Najera
Executive Director of Human Resources
Keller ISD
Work: 817-744-1086


Rick Rodriguez
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
Lubbock ISD

Work: 806-219-0041


Melissa Aguero-Ramirez
Human Resources Director
ESC Region 1
Work: 956-984-6100
ESC 1, TASPA District I


Dr. Lazaro Ramirez
Director for Secondary Staffing
Mission ISD
Work: 956-323-5641

ESC 1, TASPA District I

Kim Alvarez
Director of Human Resources
Alvin ISD
ESC 4, TASPA District II


Monica James
Director of Human Resources
College Station ISD
Work: 979-764-5411

ESC 6, TASPA District II


Koren LeClair
Salrary Specialist
Eanes ISD
ESC 12, TASPA District III


Tamey Williams-Hill
Director of Human Resources
Del Valle ISD

ESC 13, TASPA District III



Dr. Robert Stewart
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Denton ISD
940 369-0593
ESC 11, TASPA District IV


Magda Hernandez
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Irving ISD 
Work: 817-600-5210
ESC 10, TASPA District IV


Shelly Penney(Para Rep)
HR Specialist
Keller ISD
ESC 11, TASPA District IV


Chris Tatum
Director, Secondary Personnel
Amarillo ISD 
(806) 326-1492
ESC 16, TASPA District V



Christie Volmer
Chief Human Resource Officer
Hereford ISD
Work: 806-363-7600

ESC 16, TASPA District V

Woodrow Bailey
Director of Human Resources/Communications
Midland ISD
(432) 240-1803
ESC 18, TASPA District VI


Craig Lahrman
Director of Secondary Personnel
Ysleta ISD
Work: 915-252-7875

ESC 19, TASPA District VI

Conference Committee Responsibilities

There are two key responsibilities of the Conference Planning Committee:

  1. Assist the Executive Director and Staff with planning the three annual conferences
    (Summer, Fall and Winter), and
  2. Represent the professional development needs and interest of the TASPA membership.

Committee members shall work with the Executive Director to develop a conference program that will
showcase school human resources best practices, identify current key issues impacting human resources
departments, and identify leading keynote speakers. The committee shall meet face-to-face for the initial
meeting of the year in January, at a time as identified by the Executive Director and/or as may be
recommended by the Committee, and with approval for travel expenses by the TASPA President.
Subsequent meetings necessary to conduct their committee work may be done online by web meeting
and/or by email.


Conference Committee members will research, identify, and solicit speakers for recommended topics.
Conference Committee members shall work with the Executive Director and TASPA staff to ensure timely
and prompt feedback related to topics, presenters, keynote speakers, etc. needed for the annual


Committee members need to have strong district support for serving on this committee, as there
may be travel requirements to Austin during the planning process and for attendance at

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