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Assistant to the Superintendent for Administrative Services

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As the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Mr. Gates provides leadership to the Human Resources Department, Support Services, Community Education, and the district's K-12 athletic programs. Mr. Gates has served the Florence District since 2013, when he was named as the Principal of Florence High School. In 2017, he was promoted to a district level director position in charge of a variety of departments, including Federal Programs, Exceptional Student Services and Human Resources until he was selected to be the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services in 2023. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active by getting outdoors, playing the guitar, and traveling to the mountains and the beach.

Phone: 520-866-3500



Director of Human Resources

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Phone: 520-866-3500



Human Resources Operations Manager

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Phone: 520-866-3505



Human Resources Benefits Coordinator

Phone: 520-866-3538                               Maribel Candia
                                                                  Health Insurance Benefit Enrollment/Deductions
Email:                     403b/457 Investments 
                                                                   ACA (1095-A)


Claims Specialist

A headshot of a person with long brown hair.Nelly Mata

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
LOA (Leave of Absence)
Leave Assistance Program
Worker's Compensation (Work Injuries)
ADA (Americans with Disability Act)

Phone: 520-866-3509



Human Resources Data Analyst

A headshot of a person with long dark hair.Gina Kaupe






Phone: 480-474-6164



Human Resources Specialist

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Phone: (520) 866-3513



Human Resources Technician/Recruiter

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Classified Onboarding/Recruiting and Retention.





Phone: 520-866-3511