Angela Carter to function first Akron Public Colleges chief of workers

Angela Carter to function first Akron Public Colleges chief of workers


New Akron Public Colleges Superintendent Michael Robinson Jr. is making his first prime administrative strikes since beginning on the job in August.

The varsity board on Monday accepted Robinson’s appointment of Angela Carter to a newly created position of chief of workers.

The interior rent is one of some Robinson has made to date. A brand new chief in human sources and a short lived director to supervise particular training each have been not too long ago accepted as nicely.

Robinson had requested the board to create the chief of workers position, which they accepted in September. The unique job description listed a doctorate diploma as a requirement. Carter has a grasp’s diploma however not a doctorate.

Robinson sang Carter’s praises on the assembly, and joked she was in for an excessive amount of work.

“She has no concept but however she’ll discover out tomorrow morning,” he stated.

Carter most not too long ago served because the district’s recruitment and retention supervisor, the place she additionally contributed to variety and fairness coaching efforts for workers. This spring, she served because the interim government director of elementary training whereas Mary Outley served as interim superintendent. Throughout the spring of 2023, she served because the interim government director of elementary training.

She was beforehand the principal of Mason and Crouse elementary colleges and has been with the district since 2001. Carter earned her bachelor’s diploma in psychology and sociology from Tennessee State College and her grasp’s diploma in training and her educating certification in particular training from the College of Akron.

“Angela Carter’s journey in training displays a deep ardour for educating, studying and management,” Robinson stated in a launch. “She is ahead pondering and constructive in each facet of her work and life. She is a superb match for this difficult place I’ve created. Her love for Akron Public Colleges is obvious within the coronary heart and dedication she brings to her work.”

Within the launch, Carter additionally stated she is devoted to “fostering an surroundings the place success is not only achieved however is a pure reciprocity pushed by a shared dedication to significant objectives.”

The transfer to create a brand new chief of workers position comes six months after the varsity board voted to eradicate two senior workers positions. The 2 directors in these roles have been later moved to different lower-level jobs, however the board and district stated on the time the cuts have been vital for each reorganizational and monetary causes.

Robinson stated it was regular for a superintendent to come back into a brand new district and usher in somebody to assist carry the load of the workplace and the work that occurs behind the scenes. Robinson stated he “selected to work with the expertise we’ve got right here in Akron.”

“I need to thank the board for permitting me to offer extra assist that could be very a lot wanted on the stage I am at,” he stated, noting it can additionally relieve a considerable quantity of stress he is placed on his administrative assistant, Ruth Rieman. Carter’s position can be targeted no less than partly on coverage and legislative points, he stated.

Carter can be paid $162,095. Robinson stated it was not going to interrupt the financial institution for the district as a result of it was a job that was repurposed, though he didn’t specify which job grew to become the chief of workers job.

“What I can guarantee our district and our public, is we’re not going to go in any sort of fiscal misery as a result of we’ve got this place,” he stated.

Additionally Monday, the board accepted an interim chief for particular training. Melissa Frymyer will function the interim director of particular training after the departure of Rachel Tecca, who introduced final month she was leaving to move a brand new out-of-school community. Frymyer has beforehand served as a particular training coordinator for the district.

The district additionally has a brand new chief of what was beforehand often called human sources.

Yamini Adkins is the chief director of human capital, employed in September and incomes $176,962 yearly. Adkins’ position roughly replaces the one vacated by the retirement of Kathy McVey, who retired in July. The administration is splitting the human sources division into human capital and labor relations.

Contact training reporter Jennifer Pignolet at, at 330-996-3216 or on Twitter @JenPignolet.

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