Executive Director of Human Resources
Recruitment & Staffing, Labor & Employee Relations, Benefits & Compensation, Diversity, and Compliance
Heather A. Richards, Esq.
Heather A. Richards, Esq. is the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Newton Public Schools. Previously the Director of Human Resources in the Fitchburg Public Schools, Ms. Richards has significant human resources experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a strategic thinker who understands the importance of building positive relationships with all parties. Ms. Richards' previous professional experience includes working in human resources positions with fortune 500 companies. A lifelong learner, Ms. Richards has earned her M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership development and after earning her law degree was admitted to the Massachusetts BAR. She is deeply committed to the mission of education and is thrilled to have made the career transition to public education.