Harts Credits Cedar Hill ISD With Career Success

Ernesia Harts, a Staffing Account Manager in Houston, said her experience at Cedar Hill ISD helped set her on a successful career path.

“Cedar Hill ISD – outside of my college experience at TCU – prepared me 100 percent to be the person that I am, career-wise and emotional-wise,” said Harts, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 1999 Graduate. “I could not have asked for a better childhood than Cedar Hill because of my teachers, my classmates and the diversity. We had people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and we all hung out with each other.”

Harts enrolled in CHISD in fourth grade, before eventually going to Permenter Middle School and Cedar Hill High School.

She was involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, from debate (she competed in it nationally), to choir and powerlifting.

Harts took a majority of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and graduated in the top third of the senior class.

Harts chose Political Science as her major at TCU, because she planned on becoming an attorney.

“I interned at a law firm in high school, and I wanted to practice Constitutional Law,” Harts said. “I later realized I wasn’t passionate about it.”

She worked for TCU as an Admissions Counselor, giving tours and presentations. She traveled locally, regionally and nationally to promote the Fort Worth-based university.

Harts earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas-Arlington.

After that, Harts wanted a change of scenery (and weather), so she moved to Chicago to work as an account manager for Aetna.

She then returned to Texas and began to work in the staffing industry.

In her current role, Harts builds relationships with clients, many of whom are Fortune 500 companies. She works with recruiters to find and hire “rockstar candidates” for positions, primarily in the IT Profession.

“I enjoy account management – it’s all about building relationships and business strategy,” Harts said. “You have to understand the business needs, grow the accounts and keep them healthy.”