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HR and Employment Practices

How can the League help you?

HR and Talent matters can be complex. Thus, charter schools should utilize available resources, including the Colorado League of Charter Schools, to understand their obligations as an employer.  

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is available to help with HR and Employment issues by reviewing employment manuals, offering resources and general guidance on state and federal regulations. We can also refer schools to attorneys and others that can provide more specialized services.

The HR and Talent Services program at the League can provide coaching, training, and consultative services and customized HR Planning related to:

Human Resource Guidance:

  • Employee handbook review and audits
  • HR Mentoring and Cohort participation
  • HR Learnings (catalog customized offerings)
  • Executive Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Team Development
  • Succession Planning and Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy and Development
  • Board and/or Staff HR Training and Development
  • Performance Management guidance

Talent Services:

  • Job fair consulting
  • Recruitment and retention planning and development including diversity recruitment
  • Selection and hiring strategy planning – needs assessment, job description/postings and interview guides and training
  • Interviewing best practices
  • Interviewing training for staff and/or board
  • Colorado-based university partnerships
  • Hard-to-fill candidate offerings



Shalelia Dillard, Consultant


Shalelia Dillard is a Denver native and Daniels Fund Scholar who graduated from South High School in 2003. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor of Spanish from Hampton University. While completing her last year of college, she working for Upward Bound and realized that she would be fulfilled by teaching. She received her alternative teacher certification in Special Education in Austin, Texas. From there, Shalelia taught high school math, preschool, sixth and eighth grade science, and private school. While attending Hampton her sophomore year, she envisioned a program to enrich students with their culture while improving their academia. From this concept, the St. Clair Drake Enrichment Program was born.

As a teacher for eleven years, her number one focus was to significantly impact her students by sharing her real-life circumstances while instilling pride and confidence. Shalelia is certified in special education and AP Science. Currently, she is a cohort member of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado. She is also in the process of receiving a Masters in School Counseling at Seton Hall University. 




Aaron J. Griffen, Ph.D., Consultant


Aaron J. Griffen, Ph.D. is a K-12 Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in public and charter as a middle school English teacher and assistant principal in Houston, Texas, as a high school principal at in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and as Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for DSST Public Schools.


Throughout his career, he has worked exclusively and purposefully in Urban defined schools and districts. His experience includes working to provide equitable supports and outcomes for culturally different learners who receive Second Language Learner services, Special Education services, and Gifted and/or Talented services, including serving in schools that remain majority children of color and low Social Economic Status

(SES). As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Griffen serves on the programming committees for the Educating Children of Color Conference and the African American Youth Leadership Conference of Colorado Springs, Colorado and is Chair of School/University Partnerships for the American Educational Research Association – SIG – A Critical Examination of Race Ethnicity Class and Gender. He is an author, speaker

and panelist, with an active research interest and publishing agenda in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Culturally Responsive Instructional Leadership, Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction, and Urban Policy and Analysis. For more information about Dr. Griffen visit him at and follow on Twitter @DrAaronJGriffen. 


For more information, contact, or 303-989-5356, ext. 100.