Second school district HR director resigns in 8 months

Adam Dedmon

Adam Dedmon

The Douglas County School Board has another position to fill in the upcoming month after the resignation of Adam Dedmon, executive director of Human Resources.

As of Jan. 25, the position was posted on the Douglas County School District website.

School Board Trustee Susan Jansen shared part of Dedmon’s letter of resignation on Jan. 26 with The Record-Courier. 

In the letter Dedmon said he has accepted a position outside of DCSD and his last day with the school district will be Feb. 6, which is the same day the Douglas County School Board is expected to interview new superintendent candidates.

Dedmon also confirmed his resignation with The Record-Courier on Jan. 26.

“At this time, it is the best path forward for my own physical and mental health as well as that of my family,” said Dedmon in the letter.

Dedmon was appointed to the role during the Sept. 12, 2023, school board meeting filling the position left by Joe Girdner who resigned July 29.

“Over the last few months, I have been extremely fortunate to work with outstanding staff here in the District Office,” said Dedmon. “I have had the pleasure of working with every department and site across this district. I am grateful for the relationships I have developed with our outstanding employees from every department we have, and I take pride in the work I did with our bargaining teams in securing the largest raise in DCSD history. I am also proud of every dollar of the SB 231 money made available to us by the Nevada Legislature.”

Douglas County School District Acting Superintendent Jeanette Dwyer said the position will be left open until it is filled, and she is hopeful that a new superintendent will be able to help with that process otherwise the district office will have to move forward with hiring a new HR Director themselves.

“A new superintendent is possibly being chosen next week, so we are hopeful that they will help us hire a new HR Director,” said Dwyer. “Typically, the position is posted and left open for a few weeks anyway in order to get a good selection of candidates, so the process hasn’t changed, but we don’t want to be left without an HR Director for too long.”

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The Douglas County School Board is hosting a “Meet and Greet” of potential superintendent candidates 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Douglas High School Media Center. The candidates will be interviewed 4-8 p.m. Feb. 6 during a special school board meeting at the same location. Visit for more information.


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