AASPA Committees

AASPA committees are a driving force in the development of new programs and services for members and for school personnel administrators. Through collaboration and initiatives, these dedicated volunteers provide information crucial to advancing the profession of school personnel administrators. 

By joining an AASPA committee you’re doing more than volunteering—you’re shaping the future of school HR administration. If you have questions about participating in any of these committees, please contact us.

Committee/Involvement Form

Committee/Involvement Google Form

Legislative & Governmental

The Legislative and Governmental Committee monitors and informs AASPA members of pending legislation involving and impacting school personnel initiatives in the United States and Canada, as well as at the international level.
Deby Valadez
Deby Valadez
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Glendale Elementary School District (623)237-7169
Chair
Brian Murphy
pHCLE Chief of Strategy and Organizational Development Toledo Public Schools (419)671-0210
Co-Chair

Membership

The Membership Committee develops both long-term and short-term goals that will continuously support efforts to promote AASPA membership, including assisting with recruitment and retention, and promoting the benefits and services offered by the organization.
Sundie Dahlkamp
Human Resource Services Director Pearland ISD (281)485-3203
Chair
Kevin Mills
HR Director North Platte Public Schools (308)535-7100
Co-Chair

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to serve as the collaborating body for joint action on minority issues of common interest by advocating for the election, appointment, hiring, promotion, and recognition of minorities to positions of influence; and to provide a forum for information exchange and networking.
Lenichtka Reed
Lenichtka Reed
pHCLE Associate HR Director Tigard-Tualatin School District (503)431-4018
Chair
Rodney Lewis
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources St Charles School District (636)443-4003
Co-Chair

Nominating

The Nominations Committee prepares and presents to the Executive Board and to the membership recommendations for candidates for elected positions as association officers and Executive Board members.
Dr. Latanza Harrison
Dr. Latanza Harrison
pHCLE Chief Human Resources Officer Alabaster City Schools (205)663-8470
Chair
Marissa McKenzie
Marissa McKenzie
Interim School Business Administrator/Board Secret East Orange School District (973)266-5777
Co-Chair

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee develops and monitors a professional development plan for the association; monitors and develops high standards for professional development activities; broadens the association’s role in providing effective professional development activities and programs; makes recommendations regarding a focused training approach.
Julie Grotophorst
Julie Grotophorst
pHCLE Director of Human Resources Greendale Schools (414)423-2703
Chair
Debbie Simons
Debbie Simons
Chief Human Resources Officer Northwest Regional ESD (541)842-3625
Co-Chair

Recognitions

The Recognition Committee recognizes contributions of an outstanding nature made by members to the association; recognizes outstanding contributions by members or a school district to school personnel administration; recognizes outstanding contributions made by those outside the association in the area of school personnel administration; recognizes outstanding contributions of AASPA affiliate organizations.
Michelle Hackney
Michelle Hackney
Director of Human Resources Spring Hill School District USD 230 (913)592-7200
Chair
Kirk Skorpanich
Kirk Skorpanich
Administrative Services, pHCLE Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Perris Union High School District (951)943-6369
Co-Chair

Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee annually selects the recipient of the AASPA scholarships based on the process and criteria established by the committee; develops, continually monitors and refines the process and criteria for selecting candidates for AASPA scholarships, including the amount of the scholarship awards, financial accounting guidelines for the scholarship awards, and other details regarding the administration of the scholarship program; provides suggestions and ideas for expanding the fundraising opportunities to support annual scholarship awards.
Thomas Kim
Thomas Kim
Assistant Superintendent of HR Niles Township High School District 219 (847)626-3981
Chair
Melanie Rhoads
Melanie Rhoads
BBA, SHRM-SCP, pHCLE, VT AASPA Director of Human Resources Orange East Supervisory Union (603)733-6515
Co-Chair

Constitution & By-laws

The Constitution and By-laws Committee reviews annually the association’s Constitution and By-laws to determine whether the purpose and the governance of the association are adequately reflected in the document; prepares amendments to better serve the organizations needs.
Leigh Ann Blackmore
Director, Labor Relations Orange County Public Schools - FL (407)317-3337
Chair
Pete Theis
Pete Theis
Director, Human Resources Libertyville School District 70 (847)522-8055
Co-Chair