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Human Resources

A Message from the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources!

The Pomona Unified School District is one of the largest employers in Pomona with more than 4,000 employees to support our 41 schools and over 25,000 students. 

We are very proud that over 1,200 of our teachers are rated as “highly qualified” according to the federal NCLB guidelines.  Our teachers are dedicated professionals who are widely recognized for their commitment to excellence. 

Among many honors and accolades, our teachers have won awards from Imagine Learning which focuses on literacy programs for English Learners, to mentoring awards from the California Mathematics Council.  They have been honored by such far-ranging organizations as the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association for excellence in leadership, and by the State Network of Education’s Digital Library.

Our staff have presented at state and national conferences and written articles for prestigious educational journals.  The commitment and dedication of our teachers and administrators is exemplified in the classroom.  Our students have been recognized in national art competitions.  They have competed in oratorical contests, and have won science competitions, as well as scholarships to the nation’s outstanding universities. 

Pomona is committed to continuing to develop its staff and to offering competitive compensation and benefits through collaborative negotiations based on mutual respect. Our teachers and staff were severely impacted by the layoffs and budget cuts over the past few years, but now we look forward to rebuilding as we gradually bring back our programs.

We offer year-round professional development programs to our teachers and support them as instructional leaders and decision-makers.  Some programs are offered through our district partners, such as Cal Poly, while others are provided within the district and throughout the year.

Our district understands that our future leaders will likely spring from the current generation of teachers and support staff.  We are fortunate to have such outstanding and dedicated people supporting our district, our families, and our students.

Human Resources

Administrative Positions Certificated Positions Classified Positions Mandated Reporting and Child Abuse and Neglect
  New Sick Leave Law (AB 1522) (below)    
Administrative positions include Principals, Assistant Principals, Central Office and Region-based Directors, Supervisors, and more. Certificated positions include classroom teachers, counselors, substitute teachers and many other District positions. Classified positions include paraprofessionals, custodians, information technology, clerical staff, food service and Maintenance positions.  

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources:

Darren Knowles 


Administrative Secretary: 

Daisy Cuellar

Lorraine Vargas


Contact: Map

800 S. Garey Avenue,
Pomona, CA 91766

Phone: (909) 397-4800, Ext. 23800 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thank You!


Thank you Elizabeth Harper, Principal, Fremont Academy – Lopez Elementary would like to thank Mrs. Harper and the staff of Fremont Academy for hosting our 6th grade promotion. Parents, students and teachers appreciated your hospitality. Also, a big thank you to the Fremont Academy Band for providing music for our event! It was awesome! Sincerely, Janet Fults, Principal, Lopez Elementary School

Thank you Viola Zumer, Elementary Campus Supervisor, San Jose Elementary School – Thank you so much to Viola Zumer! She goes above and beyond for our T-K and Kinder program at San Jose. She is always helping us with whatever we need! Truly a thoughtful person! Sincerely, Amber Dahline, Teacher, San Jose Elementary School


Thank you Ganesha High School and Information Technology Services – I would like to thank the administration at Ganesha High School for being so tremendously supportive during difficult times. I would also like to thank the ITS department for their individual contributions and support. It’s a pleasure to work with all of you. Thank you! Sincerely, Alphonso Ballina, Computer Service Technician II, Ganesha High School

Thank you Josue Ceron, Computer Services Technician I, Information Technology Services – Mr. Ceron has been very helpful since he has arrived at Emerson. He has fixed any problems, technology wise, as fast as he was able to do so. I, along with the rest of Emerson, are glad he is with us. He keeps our working environment running for us. Thank you! Sincerely, Jenny Miles, Teacher, Emerson Middle School