TAUNTON — Superintendent John Cabral is pleased to announce that Dr. Cheryl Butts has been recently promoted to Executive Director of Human Resources for Taunton Public Schools.
In this role she will serve as the Department Head for Human Resources and as a member of Superintendent Cabral’s leadership team. Her tasks will include planning, coordinating and supervising the operation of the personnel office and to promote the overall efficiency of the school system.
For the past seven years, Dr. Butts has served as the Director of Human Resources for Taunton Public Schools.
“I have truly loved my time at Taunton Public Schools and I am so excited to bring my passion for human resources, including diversity and inclusion, into this new role,” said Executive Director Butts.
In addition to her current work at Taunton Public Schools, Dr. Butts works with a wide range of organizations, including non-profits and government organizations, to assist them in identifying barriers in recruiting diverse staff and creating a more inclusive work environment.
In her line of work, Dr. Butts is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion and has made it a goal of hers to develop a diversity strategy for hiring and developing diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment and ensuring management accountability.
Prior to her work with Taunton Public Schools, Dr. Butts previously worked in Human Resources Data Management at Plymouth Public Schools and served as a Human Resources Manager at Archer Management Services.
Dr. Butts holds a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in management from Cambridge College and a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from the University of the West Indies. She has also obtained a certificate in organizational development and diversity from Cambridge College.
“Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field and with that, she brings a breadth of knowledge to our district,” said Superintendent Cabral. “I am confident Cheryl will excel in her new role and I would like to congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”
Additionally, Dr. Butts is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Massachusetts Association of School personnel Administrators and Northeast Human Resources Association.