The District is pleased to announce that Rodrick Dooley has been named interim Executive Director of Talent Management. Dooley has an extensive background in both human resources and education. His appointment was approved Aug. 22 by the Board of Education.
Dooley began his career as a high school teacher and coach in North Carolina, and then served as a middle school assistant principal. He joined Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids in 1997, holding the positions of Vice President of Diversity and Integrated Talent Management, Vice President of Human Resources Delivery, and Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity during a 19-year tenure. He has also served as the senior pastor at Oakhill Jackson Community Church since 2003.
Dooley earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics education from North Carolina State University and an EMBA from the University of Tennessee.
“This role is the best of both worlds for me since I have a background and passion for education and Human Resources,” said Dooley. “My focus will be to help ensure that strategies, processes, and systems are in place to support the hiring and development of diverse talent.”
In his new role, Dooley will lead and supervise the District’s human resources and payroll and benefits departments. A direct report to the Superintendent, he will be a member of the District leadership and management teams.
“We’re honored to have someone with Mr. Dooley’s significant background in both human resources and education joining our team,” added Dr. Brad Buck, Superintendent. “I appreciate Rod’s willingness to help us move forward, especially as it relates to the talent and diversity conversation.”