New Director of Human Resources is focused on delivering quality customer service and recruiting talented staff
Posted on 08/29/2018
Picture of Director of Human Resources Donna EagleWhen you have found your niche in life, you know it; and Dr. Donna Eagle, new director of Human Resources (HR) for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), knows she is where she wants to be. Her career in human resources spans over 30 years and includes senior-level positions in both public schools and private industry. Eagle joined PWCS because of its reputation for innovation.

“The HR team [in PWCS] is embarking on an exciting project to implement a digital, cloud-based talent management system,” Eagle said. “I’m passionate about systems integration and how we can leverage technology to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and provide better access and service to our employees.”

Eagle has high praise for her team since taking the helm of the Office of Human Resources in early August. She describes the environment as positive, with people smiling and genuinely enjoying their work. She has shared her philosophy with her staff and believes in modeling the behavior of leaders to “inspire a shared vision, empower and equip others to act, challenge inefficient or ineffective processes, and celebrate successes with their teams.”

As the Director of Human Resources, Eagle oversees the delivery of innovative and service-oriented human resources functions including recruitment and selection; employee on-boarding; total compensation; workforce planning and leadership development; and human resources information systems. She also oversees business processes associated with collection, processing, and maintenance of human resources metrics.

Eagle holds three degrees, including a doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Tech, a master’s in human resources management and development from National-Louis University, and a bachelor’s in vocational education from James Madison University.

Over a decade ago, Eagle switched to public education from private industry HR because she wanted to join what she believes is the finest institution in our country (public education). “School people” work harder than anyone she knows. “What we do matters and is significant to nearly everyone in our country,” she said.

In her free time, Eagle reads nonfiction books.

“Honestly, work is my passion,” she said. “I was born to work in human resources, and spend a great deal of time reading nonfiction human resource material, leadership, and management books. I also read some fiction books and like to surf the web for topics that interest me,” Eagle said.

Eagle also enjoys the outdoors, mountain biking, and running with the world’s best Vizsla, her dog, “Scooby.” She has two fabulous kids she enjoys traveling with, likes concerts and a wide variety of music, and is excited to be living in northern Virginia closer to many concert venues.