Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) named Christopher Soules as interim executive director of Human Resources and Talent Development, at the June Regular Board Meeting, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Soules has been the SPS labor relations specialist since 2018. He will begin serving in the interim position effective July 1, 2020.
Prior to joining SPS, Soules was an examining attorney of the New York City (NYC) Commission to Combat Police Corruption for six years. He held a number of legal positions through the years, including serving as an assistant corporation counsel with the NYC Law Department and staff attorney with the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
“During this especially challenging time for our district, I am pleased to have Chris step into this very important role,” said Lucero. “Chris has a proven track record and first-hand experience here, which I believe is essential to successfully leading our HR department in the coming year.”
As the interim executive director of Human Resources and Talent Development, Soules will report to the superintendent and be responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing certified and non-certified staff and resources, including professional development, human resources systems, collective bargaining, benefits and employee relations.
Soules holds a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.