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
Ask Me About: contract bargaining, grievances, personnel policies and procedures, employee recruitment and hiring procedures

Starla Hoff
Labor Relations Specialist
Phone: (360) 596-6194
Ask Me About: employee labor relations, contract bargaining, employee recruitment and hiring procedures,  department compliance

Maureen Baker
Certificated Contract Specialist
Phone: (360) 596-6199


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

Stephanie Brownell
Contracts Specialist
Phone: (360) 596-6192
Ask Me About: elementary certificated staff, OEA supplemental contracts, certificated clock hours, certificated salary placement, all Teamster contracts

Laura Emmil

Classified Contracts Specialist
Phone: (360) 596-6196


Ask Me About: paraeducators, school and district office administrative professionals, classified non-represented staff, classified administrators

Kathi Chaquette

Human Resources Specialist
Phone: (360) 596-6195


Ask Me About: in-district job postings, out-of-district job postings, shared leave, student teacher placement, teacher overload slips

Aja Dale

Human Resources Generalist
Phone: (360) 596-6160


Ask Me About: athletic and activity contracts, compliance tracking, employment verification, general inquiries


​Danielle Enger
Human Resources Assistant

Phone: (360) 596-6185


Ask Me About: substitute employee paperwork, work study and OSD student worker paperwork, OSD name badges, address/phone/name change, general inquiries


EdJobsNW Contact Information:


6005 Tyee Drive SW 
Tumwater, WA 98512 
Phone: (360) 464-6700 
Fax: (360) 464-6900
Educational Service District 113

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The Olympia School District is a member of EdJobsNW.

OSD Human Resources Contact Information:


1113 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: (360) 596-6185
Fax: (360) 596-6181


Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Summer Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

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Equal Opportunity Employer:


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) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Scott Niemann, (360) 596-6185,; Title IX Coordinator: Steve Rood, (360) 596-8545,; and 504 Coordinator: Ken Turcotte, (360) 596-7530, Address: Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

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.