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Valerie L. Peña

Valerie L. Peña

Payroll Manager

(956) 473-6221


The Payroll Office is responsible for filing with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), and various other entities in which require payroll deductions for child support, student loan repayments, and other legal garnishments. The 2020-2021 school year, the payroll office processed payment for approximately 7,000 employees averaging $25,836,468.39 and $7,108,421.25 monthly gross salaries and deductions, respectively.

For the 2021-2022, the Board of Trustees approved the following:

  • A Teacher Retirement System (TRS) eligible $3,500 one-time salary increase for the 2021-2022 school year for all full-time employees. This one-time salary increase will be paid for services rendered and not paid as a retention payment or bonus.
    • The $3,500 will be paid in two installments. The first installment will be paid out on October 4, 2021, and the second installment will be paid out on January 24, 2022.
    • The payment will be based on services rendered by full-time employees and subject to proration in a proportionate amount to services actually rendered.


Name Position Email Phone
Valerie L. Peña Payroll Manager (956) 473-6221
Robert Portillo Payroll Operations Officer/TRS Specialist (956) 473-6220
Daniel Juarez Jr. Payroll/TRS Specialist (Monthly - South) (956) 473-6223
Vanessa Sierra Payroll Assistant (Monthly - North) (956) 473-6228
Jeanette Hinojosa (Monthly Payroll - After school program, Special Education Department and All Middle Schools), Summer School Specialist (956) 473-6247
Alyssa Garza Payroll Assistant (Bi-weekly Payroll - South) Substitutes A-L

(956) 473-6225
Juan San Miguel Payroll Assistant (Bi-weekly Payroll - North) Substitutes M-Z (956) 473-6229
Vacant Deduction Assistant (Bi-weekly)   (956) 473-6227
Jackie Lara Deduction Specialist (956) 473-6226


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