Board approves new director of human resources

At its June 16 meeting, the Board of Directors of Confluence Charter Schools approved the selection of a new director of human resources.

After interviews with a hiring committee, Dion Edwards was selected as the director of human resources, effective July 1, 2016. Edwards is the director of activities and athletics for Confluence. Since joining Confluence in 2007, he has held roles such as project manager and school operations manager. His responsibilities have included working with principals to hire new teachers; evaluating non-instructional staff to help improve quality of work; serve as liaison to contract vendors in security, maintenance, transportation and food service; assist principals in hiring athletic coaches; budgets and payroll.

Before working in public education, Edwards worked for CorVel Corporation and Cessna Aircraft, both in Wichita, Kan. His career experience includes corporate risk management and loss control for group health and workers’ compensation, labor grievances, collective bargaining, sales, and recruiting and retaining staff.

Edwards has a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, a Bachelor of Science in economics from Southwest Missouri State University and Six Sigma Black Belt Training.