D'Ann Bickford, Director of Business & Employee Data Integration
Focus Areas: Position Management and Information Systems (PMIS); administration of the district compensation plan; budget forecasting and scenario analysis; database management
D’Ann Bickford is the Director of Business and Employee Data Integration for the district. She has held this position since 2016, and previously worked in the curriculum department as the Director of Data Management after starting in Lovejoy ISD as an administrative assistant. D’Ann’s role serves as the bridge between the Human Resources and Business Services departments, working closely with HR during the hiring process in the capacity of providing salary quotes and implementing the compensation plan. She also manages the district’s Position Management and Information System which integrates employee, payroll, and budget data while tracking position and employee changes.
D’Ann assists the Chief Financial Officer with special projects that include budget forecasting and scenario analysis, as well as presentations for board meetings and TASBO conferences. Her love of data drives the majority of her work, having 20+ years of database experience. She first entered the workforce in 1994 as a first-grade classroom aide, before working for 10 years in Allen ISD in the roles of Student Information Systems & PEIMS Support and computer lab manager. She made the career move to Lovejoy ISD 2006 just as the secondary program was being developed, and is now beginning her 15th year with the district.
D’Ann and her husband live in Lucas. The Bickfords are proud parents of 3 daughters and proud grandparents of 6 grandchildren.
Since her job relies heavily on left-brain activities, D’Ann enjoys arts and crafts projects in her free time.