Board Approves Dr. Katy Chambers as Brentwood’s New Executive Director of HR
During the closed session of its March 16th meeting, the Brentwood School District Board of Education unanimously approved the hire of Dr. Katy Chambers as Executive Director of Human Resources. Dr. Chambers is set to begin at Brentwood on July 1, 2021.
Dr. Chambers currently serves as the Principal of Wedgwood Sixth Grade Center in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. “I am thrilled to be joining the Brentwood community and eager to begin making connections,” Dr. Chambers said. “I am looking forward to serving the students, staff, and families of the Brentwood community as a resource, a support, and a partner in fostering a diverse and inclusive community where all are treated with respect, love and care.”
The Executive Director of HR is a new position for Brentwood and will absorb two current positions at Central Office. Dr. Chambers will work as a member of the central office cabinet to lead in recruiting, hiring, training and retaining quality employees to support the mission and vision of the district. In addition to the administrative work related to Human Resources, The Executive Director position will also lead efforts to meet the district’s goal of increasing diversity in Brentwood’s workforce.
“The focused efforts of the district in addressing inequities and barriers to success that impact our historically underserved population of students will propel the community forward, and I feel honored to join the Brentwood community in these efforts.” Dr. Katy Chambers
Dr. Chambers has over 15 years of experience as a middle school educator. She began her career in education serving as a school and community resource volunteer for the United States Peace Corps from 2003-2005. She spent two years in Cassel Village, South Africa, where she supported the development of schools and the community. In addition to her work in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Dr. Chambers spent five years as an administrator in the Hazelwood School District.
Dr. Chambers holds her Doctorate in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University, a Masters in Educational Administration from Saint Louis University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. She is currently a graduate student attending Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing a certificate in Human Resource Management.
Dr. Chambers and her commitment to equity and empowerment will help Brentwood continue working toward racial justice and upholding Brentwood’s “Why” statement: To empower and support our students with meaningful relationships that allow them to thrive and become positive forces of change.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chambers and welcoming her to Brentwood!