Human Resources

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Mission Statement:

The Human Resources Department is committed to offering exemplary support to students, staff and the community of the Olympia School District.

Dedicated, respectful, honest team that leads by example.
Recruit, hire and retain the most qualified employees.
Ensure staff concerns are handled with respect, dignity, and integrity.
Advocate for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce who in turn prepare students for a world yet to be imagined.
Maintain a positive communication style by responding in a timely and courteous fashion.



Human Resources Staff:


Scott Niemann

Executive Director of Human Resources

Phone: (360) 596-6185
Email: [email protected]
Ask Me About: contract bargaining, grievances, personnel policies and procedures, employee recruitment and hiring procedures

Starla Hoff

Director of Human Resources

Phone: (360) 596-6194
Email: [email protected]
Ask Me About: employee labor relations, contract bargaining, employee recruitment and hiring procedures,  department compliance

Maureen Baker

Certificated Contract Coordinator

Phone: (360) 596-6199

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: secondary and itinerant certificated staff, certificated administrators, certificate endorsements, certificated clock hours, certificated salary placement

Laura Emmil

Classified Contracts Coordinator

Phone: (360) 596-6196

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: elementary, transportation and Knox paraeducators, classified non-represented staff, classified administrators

Aja Dale

Classified Contracts Coordinator

Phone: (360) 596-6160

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: secondary paraeducators (including Transition), athletic and activity contracts, general inquiries


Cassie Lewis

Labor Relations/ Certificated Contracts Coordinator

Phone: (360) 596-6195

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: elementary certificated staff, OEA supplemental contracts, certificated clock hours, certificated salary placement


Thomas Farmer

Classified Contracts Coordinator

Phone: (360) 596-6192

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: school and district office administrative professionals, shared leave, teacher overload claims, student teacher/intern placements, all teamster contracts


Mackenzie McGuire

Human Resources Assistant

Phone: (360) 596-6185

Email: [email protected]

Ask Me About: job postings (in-district & EdJobsNW), substitute employee paperwork, work study and OSD student worker paperwork, OSD name badges, address/phone/name change, compliance tracking, employment verification, general inquiries



*Please Note:  If you need income verification, please contact our payroll department at (360) 596-6190 or fax your request to (360) 596-6191.



EdJobsNW Contact Information:


6005 Tyee Drive SW 
Tumwater, WA 98512 
Phone: (360) 464-6855

Website: EdJobsNW


OSD Human Resources Contact Information:


111 Bethel Street NE
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 596-6185
Fax: (360) 596-6181


Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Olympia School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer – Executive Director of Secondary Education - James Whitehead, (360) 596-8545, [email protected]; Executive Director of Elementary Education – Autumn Lara, (360) 596-8534, [email protected]; Section 504 and ADA Coordinator (Students) – Ken Turcotte, (360) 596-7530, [email protected]; ADA Coordinator (Staff) – Starla Hoff, (360) 596-6185, [email protected]; Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator – Scott Niemann, (360) 596-6185, [email protected]. Address: Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506.
The Olympia School District will provide reasonable Accommodations to enable persons with disabilities the opportunity to apply for open positions and to participate in District interview procedures.  Persons with disabilities or are in need of translation services are asked to notify the Human Resources Office at least three days prior to the date on which the requested accommodation is needed.  Human Resources Officer: Voice: (360) 596-6185 or TDD: (360) 596-7537 or FAX: 360-596-6181.


Read our Notice of Nondiscrimination.