Sherry Wilson became assistant superintendent for the Department of Human Resources in June 2022.
Prior to joining Fairfax County Public Schools, Wilson was the director of human resources in Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools.
Wilson has 11 years of high-level human resources experience in addition to previous experience as both a school administrator and a teacher.
During her tenure with Chesapeake Public Schools, she led efforts to reduce employee shortages through innovative initiatives to streamline the hiring process. She developed “Grow Your Own” programs to increase recruitment and retention of teachers, implemented a teacher mentor program that extended beyond the teacher's first year of teaching, and created an HBCU Ambassador program to assist with recruitment and retention of employees from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
A graduate of James Madison University, Wilson earned her master of science in educational leadership from Old Dominion University and her doctorate of education in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix.
She also served two terms on the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) for the Virginia Department of Education.