Elizabeth Dutschke, the current Workers’ Compensation Consultant for Jefferson County Public Schools, is the new Hardin County Schools Director of Employment.
“I am incredibly excited to join Hardin County Schools,” Ms. Dutschke said. “HCS is a district where so many students come to pursue a high-quality education. I am passionate about supporting the district’s mission to develop the potential and performance of employees as well as attract and retain classified talent.”
The Director of Employment is responsible for the district’s payroll process, 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.
“We are looking forward to Ms. Dutschke joining our family,” HCS Chief Operations Officer John Stith said. “She has a tremendous amount of experience in human resources and human resource management in various levels of education. Ms. Dutschke will do an excellent job.”
Before she started her current role with JCPS, she was the district’s benefits coordinator and an HR assistant. She also spent time at the Sullivan University System as an Employee Relations Specialist and Assistant Provost for Professional Development.
“I look forward to collaborating with all HCS staff,” Ms. Dutschke added. “We can work together to contribute to student success through building on the strengths of employees.”
Ms. Dutschke earned her Associate degree, her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Business Administration from Sullivan University.
She replaces Donna Foster, current HCS Director of Employment, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service to Hardin County Schools.