Welcome to the Gonzales ISD Human Resources Department, which works to serve the district's most important resource . . . its PEOPLE!
Human Resources, through partnership and communication with all stakeholders, seeks to enhance our services to the district by embracing diversity, focusing resources, streamlining processes, and responding to ever-changing customer needs. Thus, our ultimate goal is to provide the highest level of education to the children in the community, and that begins with our employees. We focus on everything that influences the effectiveness of Gonzales ISD personnel, including, but not limited to:
· Recruitment, selection, and retention of quality staff
· Employee pay, leave, and records administration
· Employment law and policy compliance
· Substitute Management
Gonzales ISD seeks qualified applicants for employment within an environment where quality education begins with students as our first priority. We offer:
· Competitive salaries;
· Cutting edge professional development opportunities;
· Employee group medical, dental, and disability insurance benefits.
We appreciate your interest in seeking employment with Gonzales ISD. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the appropriate hiring authority.
Gwen Hodges is the Director of Human Resources and Accountability Services for Gonzales Independent School District. Her career in education has spanned 31 years with 24 of those years spent within the GISD either at the junior high for 13 years, the high school for 6 years, at the elementary school for 3 years, and is now in her 2nd year as a central office administrator. The first 7 years in the education profession were spent as a teacher at the San Marcos Baptist Academy (1 year) in San Marcos, TX, and at Luling Jr. High and High School (6 years) in Luling, TX.
In addition to performing various teaching and administrative duties, Mrs. Hodges has conducted district, campus, and private sector staff developments as well as taught on the college level regarding matters of education related to curriculum and instruction. Moreover, she has also worked in three alternative teacher certification programs as a supervisor to teacher interns at Blinn College in Brenham, the Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin, and West Texas A&M University in Canyon, as well as teaching teacher education courses for Blinn College.
Mrs. Hodges received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Howard Payne University in Brownwood and a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. In 2002, Mrs. Hodges earned a principal certification from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and is presently in the dissertation stage of earning a Doctorate in Education in the area of Instructional and Curriculum Leadership, which should be completed in 2012, at NorthCentral University in Arizona.
Married for 29 years, Gwen and M.G. Hodges, III, have three grown children. A son, Jaret, who graduated from Ashford University in Iowa in 2009, also works for GISD and is currently working on a graduate degree from the University of Houston. One daughter, Jade, who graduated from Baylor University in 2008, is also employed with GISD as a teacher. Another daughter, Jasmin, is a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
As a lifelong learner with a broad range of expertise, Mrs. Hodges is very passionate about learning and sharing the empowering message of education with others. In addition, she enjoys travelling, playing the piano and singing, shopping, reading, spending time with family and furthering her education.
Please feel free to contact or stop in to visit with Mrs. Hodges with any questions, concerns, or needs regarding human resources.
Have a great Apache day!
Gwen Hodges, B.S., M.R.E., M.Ed.
Director of Human Resources & Accountability Services
Gonzales Independent School District
926 St. Lawrence St.
P. O. Drawer 157
Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: 830-672-9551, ext. 1332
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The district shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Nor shall the district limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status as an employee because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.