Montgomery County, TN – Jeanine Chester has been named Chief Human Resources Officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System beginning in January. She will replace Bruce Jobe, who is retiring.
Mrs. Chester has served in several Human Resources roles within the school system since 2001. They include: Human Resources Director, Assistant Human Resources Director and Benefits Manager.“Filling this position is critical to the success of our school system,” said CMCSS Director Mike Harris. “Mrs. Chester has played a vital role in establishing high expectations in focusing on employee quality and I look forward to her moving our Human Resources Department to the next level.”
Mrs. Chester earned her M.A. in public administration from Troy State University, European Division and her B.A. from Central Michigan University. She has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position, I look forward to continuing the Human Resources Department’s focus of selecting, developing and retaining quality employees,” Mrs. Chester said. “Although I may not be in the classroom, or driving a bus each day, I am committed to supporting the employees who are focused on student achievement. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have worked with Bruce Jobe. He has been a wonderful mentor and leader. He led the Department by always reminding us that when we have difficult decisions to make, think of the children first, if that decision is best for the students than it is the right decision.”
Prior to her work in the school system, Mrs. Chester served as the H.R. director of the Hotel Thayer at West Point, NY, director of student activities at Hawaii Business College and as employee services contract coordinator for Central Texas College’s European Division.
She has been an officer in the local chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management. She is an at-large board member and a member of the personnel committee at Hilldale United Methodist Church.