Ronnie J. Price, Sr. has been named chief human resources officer for Atlanta Public Schools, effective immediately, officials announced this week.
During the past 28 years, Price has served in various human resources roles in the post-secondary education and public sector industries.
“Our human resources division has undergone quantum improvement during the past year especially,” said APS Supt. Erroll B. Davis, Jr. “Ronnie’s expertise and leadership will help sustain the progress and strengthen our organizational systems that are designed to further attract, retain and support the best candidates for our students and schools.”
Price’s most recent position was with The College of William & Mary (W&M) as associate vice president of human resources. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development and management of human resources programs and operations, including classification and compensation, recruitment, training and development, performance management, employee relations, conduct and compliance, and benefits.
Prior to his tenure at W&M, Price served as associate vice president of human resources and equity officer for Utah Valley University, and director of human resources for the University of Virginia. His experience also includes service as the chair of the Albemarle County School Board in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he helped lead and advocate for efforts that support student achievement.
Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Virginia (U.Va.). In addition, he has completed doctoral work at U.Va.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 103 schools. APS is organized into nine K-12 clusters and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit http://www.atlantapublicschools.us