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Human Resources

David R. Canales

David R. Canales

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

(956) 473-6448



United Independent School District is one of the largest employers in Laredo. If you want to work for an "A" rated school district, look no further. We have competitive compensation packages, excellent healthcare coverage, free life insurance for all full-time employees, a clean and safe working environment, updated technology, career advancement opportunities, and an active wellness program.

If you would like to learn more about how to apply, contact the Human Resources main phone line at 956-473-6273.


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United Independent School District Voted "Best Place to Work!"

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Name Position Email Phone
David R. Canales Associate Superintendent
of Human Resources (956) 473-6448
Rita Garner Employee Relations
Director (956) 473-6351
Patricia M. Gonzalez Compensation Director (956) 473-6377
Anabelle Ruiz-Ramos Human Resources
Coordinator (956) 473-6495
Naomi Velarde Human Resources
Coordinator (956) 473-6453
Dariel E. Ramirez Human Resources
Coordinator (956) 473-6213
Carla Rivera Program Coordinator
Certification (956) 473-6438
Ramiro Santos Leaves and Absences
Coordinator (956) 473-6256
Patricia Gutierrez Program Coordinator
Substitutes (956) 473-6339
Melissa Gamez Interim Compensation Director (956) 473-6439



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Human Resources - Observation Forms