DeKalb Schools hires new HR chief

DeKalb Schools has hired a new chief human capital management officer, who will begin work in the spring.

Bernice Gregory comes to the school district from Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Fredericksburg, Va. The Georgia native, district officials said in a release announcing her hiring, has worked to fill classrooms with certified teachers as well as diversifying staff to mirror their respective communities.

“The continuing transformation of (the DeKalb County School District) requires a proven and dynamic leader to recruit, train and hire high-quality employees,” Superintendent Steve Green said. “Dr. Gregory checks all those boxes. At every point in her career, she’s been an innovative leader that produces results. We’re fortunate to now have her.”

The human capital management job has been filled on an interim basis by Everett Patrick nearly a year. Last February, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that former Chief Human Capital Management Officer Leo Brown had not been seen by district staffers nearly three months. He returned shortly after that report, to a lower position in the district's Operations division.


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