Personnel Commissioners

Joint Appointee: Sandra Hernandez

Sandra Hernandez is first and foremost a parent of a La Puente High School graduate. She is deeply committed to the success of our students in the district. Sandra brings with her 33 years of experience working in the library at Rio Hondo Community College. She has gained a thorough working knowledge of the California Education Code through her 10-year experience as chapter president of the local California School Employees Association. She is a member of the shared governance structure of Rio Hondo College, ensuring multi-stakeholder representation of the campus community. She is a current Vice President on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and a current board member of Labor Community Services of LA. Sandra earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and lives in La Puente with her son who now attends Cal State LA. Sandra’s appointment is effective until November 2021.

Board Appointee: Henry Gonzales

Mr. Henry Gonzales was appointed to the Personnel Commission as the Board of Education’s appointment in December 2018. Henry was reappointed to a second term in December 2020 and his term is effective until November 2023. Henry has resided in Hacienda Heights since 1985, where he and his wife have raised five children in the community. Two of their children graduated from the United States Naval Academy and the other three from state colleges. Their youngest daughter graduated from law school. Henry Gonzales has been very involved over the years in the community including Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Henry was Booster President for both Wilson High School and Los Altos High School. Henry is a former President of Hacienda Kiwanis Club and former announcer in the Hacienda Heights 4th of July Parade.

Union Appointee: Frank Vasquez

Mr. Frank Vasquez was appointed to the Personnel Commission as the union appointee in February 2020 and his term is effective until November 2022. Frank has lived in the HLPUSD community for 30 years and has worked at Bassett Unified School District for 21 years. Frank is currently the Recording Secretary for California School Employee Association (CSEA), Chapter 26, having previously served as both President and Vice President.