Kimberly Aguiar is the Director of Human Resources in the Portsmouth School Department. The Director of Human Resources oversees the overall strategic direction, planning, coordination, administration and evaluation of the human resources function at the Portsmouth School Department. The director is responsible for developing and ensuring effective implementation and application of plans, systems, policies and processes for workforce planning, employee engagement, employee health and safety, record keeping, employee relations, training, labor relations, total rewards (compensation and benefits), and compliance with all applicable state and federal and local education agency employment laws and regulations.
Kimberly earned a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in English Literature with a minor in secondary education from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a master's degree in public administration (MPA) and a Certificate of Municipal Management from Roger Williams University. Before joining PSD in 2020, Kimberly served for eleven years in Rhode Island public schools and is a life-long champion of public education.
Professional Credentials and Associations: Society of Human Resources SHRM-CP, ATIXA Title IX Coordinator, ATIXA Title IX Investigator, International Public Management Association (IPMA) Rhode Island Chapter Board Member, Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) & Rhode Island Association of School Business Officials (RIASBO) member, certified Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) School Business Administrator.