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Director of Human Resources

330 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856.235.3387
Mrs. Aja S. Thomas, MHRM
Director of Human Resources
Mrs. Aja Thomas has been serving as the Director of Human Resources since January 2022. A graduate of Camden County College in 2005 with an Associate of Science degree in Business, Mrs. Thomas furthered her education by receiving an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Management with DeVry University in 2007. She began her professional career in the public school system that same year as a Confidential Secretary for Winslow Township School District where she quickly advanced in her role as an Administrative Secretary to the Director and Health Benefits Coordinator. In 2009, Mrs. Thomas earned a graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management graduating Cum Laude. During 2012, Mrs. Thomas was able to receive a Certificate of Eligibility for School Business Administrator to further expand her knowledge in the operations of Human Resources and Business Operations for public schools.  After serving Winslow Township School District for nearly ten years, Mrs. Thomas was appointed as the administrator of Human Resources for Bridgeton Public School District in 2016. As her role as Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Thomas was responsible for recruitment and hiring, substitute staffing, health benefits, labor relations, contract negotiations as well as workman's compensation. Prior to joining the Mount Laurel family, Mrs. Thomas served as the Director of Human Resources with Gloucester County Special Services/GCIT for four years as the lead administrator of the Human Resources Department. 

Human Resources Overview

In order to serve our population of students, Mount Laurel School District employs over 850 individuals in a variety of positions, including administrators, principals, teachers, occupational and physical therapists, bus drivers, nurses, paraprofessionals, support staff, custodial/maintenance staff, technology specialists, and other unique and specialized jobs.


It is our policy to provide equal opportunity for employment, as well as equity of conditions for employment, to all of our applicants and employees, without regard to age, race, color, creed, gender, ancestry, national origin, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, disability or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.


Employment and personnel policies and practices, including the recruitment, hiring, training, assignment, promotion, compensation, and benefits, will be applied equally to all qualified persons without preferences on the basis of any of these conditions.


Mount Laurel School District also confirms its intent to maintain an environment free of sexual harassment and discrimination.


If you share an interest in providing a successful foundation for our students, we may have a position that fits well with your qualifications and interests. Please visit our website often to view the most current employment opportunities.


Thank you for considering Mount Laurel School District for your career choice!

Human Resource Staff

Aja Thomas, Director of Human Resources
856-235-3387 ext. 23019

Deborah Derengowski, Administrative Assistant to Director
856-235-3387 ext. 23020

Nicole Quinn, Personnel Data Manager
856-235-3387 ext. 23044

Jennifer Graham, Human Resources Secretary 
856-235-3387 ext. 23023

Latoya Murray, District Registrar
856-235-3387 ext. 23022