Human Resources

John Hutchins
Assistant Director of Schools for Operations & Title IX Coordinator


ECS Human Resources Team


John Hutchins
Assistant Director of Schools for Operations & HR Director   

Now entering his 37th year in education, John Hutchins has been placed over human resources. This is the second time in the past 20 years where he has headed up HR. Our team works in concert with faculty and staff to oversee all aspects of employment for full and part-time staff. Our job is to provide quality customer service in all aspects of employment.

We have a variety of full and part-time positions available in our Employment suite, where prospective employees may apply online. For assistance with Human Resources questions, please contact Central Office at 423-547-8000.


CINDY WALKER                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Cindy Walker

Human Resources Executive Administrative Assistant, &  Board Secretary

Human Resources manages nearly 500 full or part-time employees. Full-time employees have access to health, dental and life insurance as well as retirement options. Full and part-time employees living outside the city limits are allowed to bring their children to Elizabethton tuition-free. 

Kimberly Kelley

Kimberly Kelley
Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Benefits & Retirement

Velda Sizemore

Velda Sizemore

Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Payroll


The ECS System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, or handicap in any of its educational or employment programs or activities.

“Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal”

“Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Spanish



Forms & Time Off

Forms like the Comp Time Approval Form, Comp Time Leave Request Form, Professional or Staff Development Leave Form are available under the Staff tab at the very top of this website. Please click on Faculty/Staff Forms to view and download these forms.

To request time off or to view available comp time or vacation hours, please visit the Skward Employee Access module. A link is available under the Staff tab at the top of this website.