Chantress Baptist joined CTY in August 2022 as its human resources director. She leads staffing efforts for On-Campus and Online programs, and provides staff with the guidance and support needed to deliver quality programs to students around the world. As a member of the senior leadership group, she is also working to build a dynamic HR team and to champion a welcoming and inclusive culture at CTY.
Before joining CTY, Baptist served as director of human resources for Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland, where she oversaw daily and strategic practices in several areas, including recruitment and retention; employee benefits; and diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. During her tenure, she improved the percentage of diverse staff members hired, established a culture of civility in the workplace, upgraded HR information systems, and implemented compliance procedures. Baptist received her master of business administration, with a concentration in human resources, from the University of Baltimore. She also holds a certificate in advanced employee and labor relations from Cornell University.