Human Resources and Career Services.

Human Resources Overview

Welcome to the LISD Human Resources Department

Longview ISD is dedicated to attracting and retaining the highest quality educators and employees.
Our district has state of the art facilities and more than 8,000 students who reflect our diverse student and employee population.
Longview ISD has a competitive salary structure and generous benefit package.
We invite you to explore our current job opportunities in one of the largest and most comprehensive school districts in the greater Longview area.

About Us

The Human Resource Department models leadership and professionalism with a network of strategic partners. Our department provides a variety of services throughout the school district. We have made it a top priority to hire high-quality educators and educational support personnel who can provide the very best educational environment for the students in our district. Additionally, we are committed to providing a broad range of customer centered services which include:

  • Employee Benefits/Classification/Compensation
  • Employee Orientation and Training
  • Legal/Employment Law Compliance
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment/Retention
  • Substitute Teaching
Human Resources Directory

Dr. James Hockenberry
Assistant Superintendent of District Services
903-381-2235

John York
Chief Human Resource Officer
903-381-2291

Shalona McCray
Director of Employee Relations
903-381-2262

Kristie Brown
Staffing Coordinator
903-381-2252

Mae Johnson
HR Records & Auxiliary Support Specialist
903-381-2292

Odalys Olivas
HR Processing Assistant
903-381-2326

Michelle Smith
Substitute Coordinator
903-381-2288

Laura Suggs
HR Manager
903-381-2323

Misty Thacker
HR Onboarding/Processing Specialist
903-381-2322 

Our Mission Statement

The Human Resources Department is committed to assisting both staff and applicants in a friendly and efficient manner. We believe that it is up to us to put the “human” in Human Resources so that each person – whether employee or applicant – feels valued and respected.

Our Commitment

Our commitment further extends to our employees. We work collaboratively with other administrative departments to resolve employee issues and we have expanded our role in providing a mentoring program for new teachers. Professional development is key to the success of all employees and the district is committed to funding staff development and training annually.