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Human Resources The Heart of SCS


I am extremely grateful to serve as the Shelby County Schools (MSCS) Chief of Human Resources, which functions as the

Dr. Yolanda Finnie Martin
Chief of Human Resources

 “Heartbeat of MSCS.” Our department serves more than 14,000 employees who support our 110,000+ students every single day. MSCS is special because our employees are special. When you work here, you play a vital role in contributing to the District’s mission to prepare students for success in learning, leadership and life.


As a former teacher, principal, instructional leadership director, deputy chief of the MSCS Department of Human Resources and U.S. Navy Veteran, I recognize that the work we do every day is far more than hard work, it is HEART work. As a proud parent of MSCS graduates, the work of educating and supporting students and schools is extremely personal to me. With all MSCS students as our top priority, employees are also the District’s most valuable asset. No matter your role, MSCS is better because you are here.


The Department of Human Resources is committed to supporting your needs. From recruitment to retirement, we provide opportunities for growth and development, assistance with professional and personal issues, labor matters, compensation administration, performance evaluation and many other support services.  

It is our goal to recruit and retain the highest caliber of talent in all areas and provide extraordinary support and commitment as they serve our students and community.  


We look forward to serving and supporting you as we continue to make Memphis-Shelby County Schools a wonderful place to work, learn and thrive.


Dr. Yolanda Finnie Martin

Chief of Human Resources
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