Human Resources Staff

Human Resources

Sue Passell- HR Executive Director - ext. 51176
Mike Chavez- HR Director - ext. 51222
Pam Kothenbeutel - HR Manager - ext. 51131
Peggy Johnston- HR Coordinator- ext. 51131
Jessica Ortiz - HR Information System Analyst - ext. 51320
Jennifer Spear - HR Senior Specialist - ext. 51174

 Vanessa Burge - HR Administrative Assistant - ext. 51176
Please Note: Vanessa Burge is the primary point of contact for all other members of the department. If you are unable to contact Ms. Burge, please contact Ms. Johnston or Ms. Spear. Thank you.




Valerie Rue - HR Staffing Specialist - ext. 51190

Ms. Rue will assist you with the following:
Primary onboarding tasks
Background checks
Licensure
Transfers
Change of position within district




Diane Voss - HR Staffing Specialist - ext. 51186

Ms. Voss will assist you with the following:
Primary onboarding tasks
Background checks
Licensure
Transfers
Change of position within district




Cynthia Lenz - HR Staffing Specialist - ext. 51192


Ms. Lenz will assist you with the following:
Primary onboarding tasks
Background checks
Licensure
Transfers
Change of position within district





Norie Grissom - HR Benefits Specialist - ext. 51112

Ms. Grissom will assist you with the following:
Initial choice and setting of district benefits
Changes to benefit choices
Questions about your benefits

Ms. Grissom will assist those staff members with last names beginning
with the letter A-K




Patty Johanson - HR Benefits Specialist - ext. 51185

Ms. Johanson will assist you with the following:
Initial choice and setting of district benefits
Changes to benefit choices
Questions about your benefits

Ms. Johanson will assist those staff members with last names beginning 
with the letter L-Z





Joi Ryan - HR Leave Specialist - ext. 51132


Ms. Ryan can assist you with the following:
FMLA
Worker's Compensation
Leave Requiring District Level Approval
Catastrophic Leave
Long Term Disability



 Donna McCormick - HR Sub Desk Specialist - ext. 51135

Ms. McCormick can assist with all questions related to substitute teaching with Rio Rancho Public Schools and the Aesop attendance program.




 Claudine Baldwin - HR Sub Desk Specialist - ext. 51243

Ms. Baldwin can assist with questions related to substitute teaching positions and Student Teaching assignments.




Michael Whiting - HR Compensation Specialist - ext. 51184

Mr. Whiting will assist you with the following:
Initial salary placement
Verifications of Employment
Transcripts
Salary adjustments for advancement
Service Records

He is responsible for the following locations:

Contractors Hourly P/T
CAE LMS
CHS All Coaches

RRCA
DO SSP
ESE Transportation



Natalie Todd- HR Compensation Specialist - ext. 51136

Ms. Todd will assist with the following:
Initial salary placement
Verifications of Employment
Transcripts
Salary adjustments for advancement
Service Records

She is responsible for the following locations:


MLK ERMS COACHES
RRE Ind. HS
RRHS MVMS
SVE SLC
VGE DP
Ancillary MCE
CDN PDS
EHE RRMS
ERMS