Hardin County Schools Human Resource Specialist Latoya Alston is the district’s new Director of Employment.
“I am grateful and truly honored to have this opportunity,” Alston said. “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.
“Ms. Alston will do a wonderful job in her new position,” HCS Chief Operations Officer John Stith said. “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. 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 Hardin County Schools, she spent eight years in various human resources roles with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Department of Community Based Services. She also worked three years in human resources & finance for the corporate offices of U.S. Cavalry Stores, Inc.
Alston has earned a bachelor’s degree and master's degree in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. She is also a North Hardin High School alumna.
“I’ve had a great transition to the world of education,” Alston said. “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 & 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.”