Hardin County Schools Human Resource Specialist Latoya Alston has been named the district’s new director of employment.
“I am grateful and truly honored to have this opportunity,” Alston said in a news release. “I have enjoyed assisting teachers and coaches across the district in my current role. I’m now looking forward to assisting our classified staff and helping them grow professionally.”
The director of employment is responsible for human resources investigations, classified staff hiring processes, employee retirement calculations, time management and staff attendance, classified employee recruitment, classified staffing and maintenance of employee salary schedules. The position also assists in the district’s payroll process.
“She has a tremendous amount of experience in human resources and human resource management. She moves forward with every step she takes. That speaks volumes about her leadership qualities and talents,” HCS Chief Operations Officer John Stith said in the release. “She does a great job of creating and nurturing relationships and truly has the best interest of our students and staff at heart.”
Before coming to HCS, she spent eight years in various human resources roles with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Department of Community Based Services. She also worked for three years in human resources and finance for the corporate offices of U.S. Calvary Stores, Inc.
The release states that Alston earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. She is also a North Hardin High School graduate.
“I’ve had a great transition to the world of education,” Alston said in the release. “It is an honor to interact and build rapport with some of the best educational leaders in the state. With prior proven leadership in personnel roles, such as building manager and personnel liaison at the Department of Community Based Services, I look forward to facilitating growth and I am eager to see our district continue to prosper.”