The Human Resources Department provides a broad array of services for all JP Schools employees. From hiring to retirement and everything in between, there is someone in HR to assist. We serve both classified and certified employees. Recruitment, classified and certified hiring, new teacher induction, employment verification, certification updates, highly qualified designation, evaluation, tuition reimbursement, insurance, retirement, and workers’ compensation services are all located in the district’s administration building at 501 Manhattan Blvd.
To help assist in getting your human resource questions or concerns to the right individual, please see the following helpful numbers:
- Insurance: Insurance Department (349-8564)
- Retirement: Retirement Department (349-7878)
- Medical Leave Applications: Lahkyn Billiot-Fish, firstname.lastname@example.org (349-7857)
- Questions about careers and application process: Trovania Otkins, email@example.com (349-7890)
- Onboarding: Meredith Lagasse, firstname.lastname@example.org (349-7862)
- Classified Substitute Interviews: Trovania Otkins, email@example.com (349-7890)
- Salary and Years of Experience Verification: Contact your Employment Technician
- Workers’ Compensation Claims: Jane Patton, firstname.lastname@example.org (349-7876)
- Grievances and Complaints (349-7936)
The Human Resources Department also has a dedicated email (email@example.com)
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Personnel Services: The personnel services team is responsible for new hire on boarding. Specifically, the team is responsible for all aspects of the on boarding process, including paperwork, previous experience verification, and compensation.
In addition to new hire on boarding, the personnel services team is also responsible for employee transfers, salary changes, previous experience verification, and current income verification to third parties.
Insurance: The JP Schools insurance department coordinates all of our employees’ comprehensive health and group life insurance needs.
Retirement: The retirement department coordinates all of our employees’ retirement concerns with the state retirement systems.
Disability Insurance: CIGNA Short and Long Term Disability.
For claims only – Phone: 1-800-362-4462 |Website: www.cigna.com
This coverage can only be obtained during Open Enrollment. Additional information about the Cigna Short and Long Term Disability policies is located on the JP Schools Payroll website, https://www.jpschools.org/Page/277
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
The role of the recruitment and selection team is to ensure the highest caliber and the most diverse pool of applicants, both internal and external, for each position, and to ensure the continuous development and retention of the entire staff of employees.
The support performance team is responsible for the design and implementation of all district performance evaluations for central office support staff and all non-instructional employees.
Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 1200
Harvey, LA 70058
Chief Human Resources Officer
Donna W. Joseph is a lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, a product of Jefferson Parish Schools, and proud graduate of John Ehret High School. Joseph has been a servant of public education for 23 years. Her career started in the entertainment and television industry, which led her to becoming a local business owner. In the early 90’s she decided to follow her dream of becoming a teacher. During her tenure as an educator, Ms. Joseph has served in various capacities: teacher, department chairperson, Title I team leader, bully prevention program director, testing coordinator, assistant principal, recruiter, HR administrator, HR director, and management trustee on the Jefferson Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund Board. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Human Resources Staff Directory
- Employee Services
- Personnel Services
- Recruitment & Selection
- Recruitment and Selection
- Support Performance
- Support Performance & Professional Accountability
- Victoria Arzu
- Jamie Babin
- Clinton Baldwin
- Troi Benjamin
- Lahkyn Billiot-Fish
- Krissy Boutte
- Jarold Brown
- Carmen Chauvin
- Tammy Chesterman
- Tanya Dix
- Sybil Ellis
- Janet Engeron
- Karen Griffiths
- George Hebert
- Terrishan Howard
- Donna Joseph
- Meredith Lagasse
- Penny Ledet
- Leslie Lindsey
- Patricia Medina