Boundaries updated to reduce overcrowding

Redmond, Wash. – This fall, a boundary committee will be convened to analyze and make recommendations for the attendance areas of the schools affected by current/potential overcrowding in the Lake Washington area.



    Human Resources

    Camile Alexander

    Camille Alexander | Executive Director of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Management

    425-936-1266 |

    Mrs. Alexander is responsible for designing the district’s talent management infrastructure, processes and frameworks from the first touch point of an employees’ experience to the last. Mrs. Alexander leads and directs district recruitment and retention efforts to further workforce diversity policies and promote a culture and climate to attract and retain a highly effective and skilled workforce. She interacts regularly with administrators and district leadership and is responsible for developing short and long-term recruitment strategies for classified and certificated positions throughout the district. Mrs. Alexander reports to the Associate Superintendent of Talent Strategy and Communications and supervises HR staff as assigned.


    Zakiya Cita | Director of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition

    425-936-1421 | 

    Ms. Cita provides strategic leadership and management of the district’s full life cycle recruiting functions, strategies and procedures for certificated and classified positions. Her efforts aim to position LWSD as an employer of choice where staff of all backgrounds thrive. She cultivates strong relationships and delivers results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment. Through collaboration with the Office of Equity and Family Engagement and other divisions, Ms. Cita ensures that our hiring and selection systems and processes include appropriate onboarding, orientation and training for new employees as well as embed equity and diversity principles and practices.


    Laura Hackenbracht

    Laura Hackenbracht | Interim Director of Human Resources, Operations & Staffing

    425-936-1204 |

    Working with the Associate Superintendent of Talent Strategy and Communications, Ms. Hackenbracht oversees the annual certificated staffing of schools and departments, ensuring compliance with state and federal law, as well as contractual provisions. She is responsible for maintaining the district certificated staffing allocations, issuing of certificated contracts, and the maintenance of district agreements regarding certificated staff. Additionally, Ms. Hackenbracht oversees the Substitute Office, recruiting, hiring and supporting certificated and classified substitutes.


    Jerred Kelly, Associate DirectorJerred Kelly | Director of Human Resources, Classified Employee & Labor Relations

    425-936-1333 |

    Mr. Kelly works in collaboration with the Associate Superintendent of Talent Strategy and Communications to provide leadership for the district’s human resources (HR) and to integrate and implement effective HR operations aligned with district goals and objectives. Mr. Kelly assumes responsibility for classified staffing and employee relations processes and compliance with all legal and contractual matters pertaining to classified employment. Mr. Kelly oversees employment-related processes pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


    Richard Patterson

    Dr. Richard Patterson | Director of Human Resources, Certificated Employee & Labor Relations

    425-936-1251 |

    Working with the Associate Superintendent of Talent Strategy and Communications, Dr. Patterson oversees the certificated employee and labor relations services across LWSD. He plays a key leadership role in programs aimed at proactively addressing workplace concerns, improving employee engagement and workplace performance as well as designing and implementing an employee and labor relations strategy focused on cultivating employee and labor relations with LWSD’s culture and values. Dr. Patterson also represents the district interests in systemwide contract negotiations and the implementation and administration of collective bargaining agreements and relevant policies.