Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chandra Hayes as Albemarle County Public Schools’ new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction! Dr. Hayes succeeds Debora Collins, who retired at the end of June.
As we shared in a March 2 news release, Deputy Superintendent Debora Collins has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2023. We hope you will join us in thanking Ms. Collins for her four decades of outstanding service as a teacher and leader for Albemarle students, staff and families!
To fill the vacancy left by Ms. Collins’ retirement, the school division is looking to hire a new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. We will conduct a nationwide search led by leading national search firm McPherson & Jacobson. The hiring process will include seeking stakeholder input from a variety of sources, and there are two ways in which you can participate:
First, on Wednesday, March 15, we will engage in a series of 45-minute stakeholder input sessions, during which we hope to hear from students, teachers, Department of Instruction staff, school leaders, parents/guardians, and community partners related to the qualities they prioritize for the next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. If you would like to participate in one of these focus groups, please complete this form by 5 p.m. on March 13. Continue reading
As we have shared over the course of the past year, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of building its own Department of Human Resources, separate from Albemarle County Government. Prior to embarking on this journey, ACPS and Local Government collectively decided that separate human resources departments would more efficiently and effectively serve our growing and increasingly complex workforce needs.
We wanted to share our progress with you and also encourage those of you who may be interested in serving ACPS employees in a human resources capacity to consider applying for one of our HR vacancies. Continue reading
Dan Redding was appointed Director of Human Resources for Albemarle County Public Schools on October 1. In this new role for the division, Dan’s immediate priority is the successful completion of a new design for the human resources function. He describes the goal as providing all employees with a service center model that will be aware of and responsive to employee needs and voice. Another key focus is the development of strategies and practices that will develop the full professional potential of employees while ensuring that the school division can attract and retain highly-qualified faculty and classified staff who are representative of the strengths and capabilities that diversity brings to school communities. Continue reading
Are you looking to expand your connection with your school community? Lauren Hunt, who recently joined the Office of Strategic Communications as the Web & Social Media Specialist, wants to help! Lauren would love to help you brainstorm ways to work connecting with the community into your busy schedule. Continue reading
There is a new contact for all things licensure-related!
Hello, I’m Michael Thomas and I am the new Licensure Specialist, following Beth Churms’ retirement in December. Having been with the Human Resources team since mid-2017, I’m thrilled to move into this role! As we move through the school year together, I aspire to improve communication and collaborate with each of you to work through licensure matters. Continue reading
The Central Office has launched a Who’s Who Directory to aid internal staff in determining whom to contact for what. The directory currently includes 80+ staff members from school division departments. It is searchable and sortable (by employee, department, and job title). The directory includes a picture of each employee, along with a brief description of what each employee does and why you might contact him/her. We hope you find this a helpful resource!
The Office of Strategic Communications is pleased to welcome Tim Shea to our team as our new Legislative & Public Affairs Officer. Please make it a point to contact Tim if he can be of assistance to you in building partnerships with our legislative and business communities or in securing grants that support the outstanding work you are doing on behalf of our students. Continue reading
Albemarle County’s Human Resources team was pleased to welcome Dana Robb last month as their new Program Manager of Rewards and Compensation. With 15 years of human resource experience, including the last eight in compensation at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Dana brings extensive experience in market analysis, job classification, Human Resource Information System (HRIS) data extraction, and compliance. Continue reading