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Ann Arbor Schools Hires New Farmington Hills Human Resources Director

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor Public Schools has hired John Randle Sr. as its new assistant superintendent of human resources and employee relations.

Randle’s appointment was announced by Superintendent Jeanice Swift on Thursday, July 28. Randle previously served as human resources manager for the city of Farmington Hills for more than a decade. He replaces former AAPS Human Resources and Employee Relations Manager, Shonta Langford, who recently took on the role of Human Resources Manager for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

Randle brings a range of public and private sector experience, having previously worked for Allstate Insurance Co., Avon Products, Honda of America and General Motors Corporation.

Randle holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Marygrove College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Michigan State University. He is currently completing his doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Toledo.

“In John Randle, we have hired a human resources manager who demonstrates a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” Swift said in a press release. “He understands the critical importance of attracting, retaining, developing and supporting diverse, quality professional educators committed to achieving AAPS’ core mission of serving every child, every day.”

During his career, Randle was the spokesperson for employment contract negotiations with six bargaining units, as well as the development and implementation of Farmington’s first diversity, equity and inclusion program. Hills. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association, the Board of Directors for the Oakland Literacy Council, and the Diversity Commission for the City of Warren.

“As a public servant, I consider this opportunity a privilege,” Randle said. “I believe that all of my experiences have led me to this destination of educational excellence for a reason. I would like to thank Superintendent Swift and all stakeholders who invested their time and energy in this selection process. All of my efforts will be aimed at making Ann Arbor Public Schools an employer of choice and the best place for young people to learn and grow.

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