The Human Resources department for Olmsted Falls City Schools oversees all aspects of staff support and resources. These responsibilities begin with recruiting and hiring and continue with all employee related topics during the life of employment. In collaboration with administrative and employee organization leadership, the Human Resources department strives to meet all employees' unique needs within the workplace.
The department is lead by Mr. James J. Tatman and is supported by Mrs. Ann Stricklen, Personnel Specialist, and Mrs. Mary Lopata, Administrative Assist to Human Resources.
Mr. James J. Tatman - Director of Human Resources
Mr. Tatman transitions to Director of Human Resources at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. He has been on the Olmsted Falls City Schools administrative team since 2013, previously serving as the Director of Student Services. Prior to administration, Mr. Tatman worked as an Intervention Specialist and Transition Coordinator at the middle and high school levels for Avon, North Ridgeville and Huron School districts.
Mrs. Ann Stricklen - Personnel Specialist
Mrs. Stricklen has been with Olmsted Falls City Schools since 2011. Prior to coming to OFCS, Ann served as an Human Resource Administrator for an area non-profit that provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. Ann has a variety of HR experience from the Information Technology and Non-Profit sectors along with independent consulting experience. Ann holds both her SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.
Mrs. Mary Lopata - Administrative Assistant to Human Resources
Mrs. Lopata has been with Olmsted Falls City Schools since 2001 and has lived in the community for over 44 years. She has served our school district has a PTA President for several schools and belonged to the Athletic Boosters, directing the concession stand for all events. She is married (46 yrs) and her two children attended OFCS system and are successful as a Nurse and a Civil Engineer. Mary provides “Customer Service” for our HR Dept. and is always ready to assist our employees.
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