Human Resources Team

    Meet the Human Resources Team!
     Shawnda Cherry
    Mrs. Shawnda Cherry, Human Resource Director
    is a native of Creswell NC.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University for both her Bachelors of Science degree in Middle Grades Education (concentrations in Math & Science) and Masters in School Administration and Instructional Specialist.  She has been an educator for twenty-five years with a wide range of experience including  middle school and alternative school teacher, elementary & high school assistant principal,  elementary and alternative school principal, and Student Services & Alternative Programs Director.  Mrs. Cherry is married with three children (one adult and two in college).  In her free time, she loves to bake sweet treats and spend time with her family. 
    Kristen Watford, Personnel Officer  

    is the Personnel Officer for Hertford County Public Schools. She received her B.S. in Family and Community Services and a Masters in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. Ms. Watford was given the opportunity to teach at the elementary level which evolved into a position in Human Resources. This is Ms. Watford’s tenth year in education and sixth year in Human Resources. Ms. Watford has worked in various capacities such as certified teacher, licensure specialist, and now personnel officer. Ms. Watford has a passion for helping others. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She was born into a family of educators who instilled a love of learning into her life that still ignites her flame today.


    Ka’Wania Parker, Secretary/Receptionist, has resided in Hertford County, North Carolina a majority of her life; she was raised in Murfreesboro and currently resides in Ahoskie. She graduated from Hertford County High School in 2007 and she has an A.A.S. in Office Administration from Pitt Community College. She is furthering her education at Elizabeth City State University, where she is pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her two children.