Have a question for HR?
Get in touch with us at:

(o) 423-498-7048
(f) 423-498-6687

We look forward to assisting you!


Human Resources Contacts

Keith Fogleman
Chief of Talent

Brenda Chadwick
HR Analyst, Retirements

Certified Contacts

Ava Warren
HR Director, Certified

Natasha Crutcher
HR Generalist, Certified

Sara Garmon
HR Generalist, Certified

Kyle Pickett
HR Generalist, Certified

Christal Patterson
HR Coordinator, Certified

Classified Contacts

Tonya Kirk
HR Coordinator, Classified

Dorene Lacey
HR Generalist, Classified

Josh Miller
HR Generalist, School-Age Child Care

Tonya Faubert Paulin
HR Generalist, School Nutrition

Kimberly Wheeler
HR Generalist, Substitutes

HR Operations

Penny Murray
HR Director, Operations 

Nancy Bost
Administrative Assistant

Marsha Brumlow
Sr. HR Representative,
Teacher Licenses

Christy Thurman
HR Generalist

Erin Harrell
Recruitment Coordinator

Cathy Hendricks
Sr. HR Generalist, Leave Admin

Erin Kirby
Induction Specialist

Crystal Kirk
Administrative Assistant

Jeff Lyles
HRIS Analyst

John Stewart
Project Coach Manager

Americans with Disabilities Statement

The Hamilton County Department of Education values all of our employees including those who are experiencing disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HCDE does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for employees.

Penny Murray, HR Director, will provide assistance and/or services for persons with disabilities. Ms. Murray may be contacted at 423-498-7049 should you need to request accommodations.

The Hamilton County Department of Education is an E-Verify employer in compliance with Federal Law, which requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired in the United States. HCDE is compliant with E-Verify and we invite you to review the documentation here.

Hamilton County Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.