Dorchester 4 Names New HR Director

Dr. Latoya Adams

Dorchester School District Four is pleased to announce Dr. LaToya Adams as the next Director
of Human Resources. Dr. Adams is a graduate of Spring Valley High School, in Columbia, SC.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in
Curriculum and Instruction, an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Educational
Leadership, and a Doctoral degree in Teacher Leadership. She began her career in education in
1997 as an elementary and middle school teacher in Richland County School District One and
continued her career as an Assistant Principal in Horry County. She later pursued a role as an
elementary Principal in Charleston, SC. Beginning in 2010-2018 she served as a Director of
Curriculum and Instruction in both Jasper and Allendale counties. She later became an HR
Director in Barnwell 29 (Williston) in 2018. Dr. Adams has served as an Associate and
Adjunct Professor in various colleges and universities; to include Webster University, Gardner-
Webb University, Ashford University, Concordia University, and Cleveland Community

During her career, she has served as the Co-coordinator of the USC Salkehatchie HR Directors’
Roundtable, South Carolina State Department of Education ADEPT Evaluation System for
Media Specialists to School Librarians, and Carolina CAP-USC Columbia Steering Committee.
She has been recognized as a Hero Behind the Scenes, Teacher of the Year, Golden Apple
recipient, Adjunct Professor-One to Watch, and most recently a published author of two books.
“I am excited about joining the Dorchester School District Four Team. In the words of Tom
Haak. ‘Every good conversation starts with listening.’ I believe that it is quite imperative to
listen to every member of the team and community to gauge new ideas and I am all for it. I am
looking forward to highlighting our district in such a way, that others would want to join us too.
It is an honor to be your next HR Director and I look forward to continuing to forge the district

She is married to Cedrick and has a dog named Caleb.
Congratulations Dr. LaToya Adams!