Human Resources

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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.

Assistance in HR

For Assistance With:


Phone Number:

Applications for Jobs -- (out of district candidates)
Certificated and Classified
Substitute Applications

Public Schools Personnel Cooperative

(360) 464-6855

Bargaining and Contracts, Employee Relations

Scott Niemann /

Starla Hoff

(360) 596-6193 or (360) 596-6194

Secondary Certificated Employees, Course Approvals 

Maureen Baker

(360) 596-6199

Change of Address or Phone Number & General Inquiries

Melanie Buggs

(360) 596-6185

OEAPA, OPA, OTPAA, Classified Employees & Non-Represented Classified Employees

Laura Emmil

(360) 596-6196

Elementary Certificated Employees, Classified-Teamsters Employees

Stephanie Brownell

(360) 596-6192

OEA-AAA Employees, Paraeducator Clock Hours

Aja Dale

(360) 596-6160

Fingerprintings/Background Checks, Job Postings, Student Teachers & Observations

Kathi Chaquette

(360) 596-6195


Scott Niemann

(360) 596-6193


Payroll Office

(360) 596-6190


The Olympia School District is a member of the Public Schools Personnel Cooperative

Public Schools Personnel Cooperative

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


Contact Information:

Human Resources 1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Voice: 360.596-6185 / Fax: 360.596.6181

Scott Niemann, Executive Director 596-6193
Starla Hoff, Labor Relations 596-6194
Laura Emmil, Classified Contracts Specialist 596-6196
Kathi Chaquette, Contracts Assistant 596-6185
Maureen Baker, Certificated Contracts Specialist 596-6199
Stephanie Brownell, Teamster Contracts 596-6192
Aja Dale, Human Resources Generalist 596-6160
Melanie Buggs - Human Resources Assistant 596-6142

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

Helpful Links:

Equal Employment Opportunity: 

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) 596-6193,; Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Carpenter, (360) 596-8544,; and 504 Coordinator: Ken Turcotte, (360) 596-7542, 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.