Human Resources

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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 Dr. James J. Tatman and is supported by Mrs. Debra Fallon, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.
Dr. James J. Tatman - Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Tatman transitioned to the position of Chief Operating Officer at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  He has been with the Olmsted Falls City Schools administrative team since 2013, previously serving as the Director of Human Resources and, prior to that, Director of Student Services.  

Prior to administration, Dr. Tatman worked as an Intervention Specialist and Transition Coordinator at the middle and high school levels for Avon, North Ridgeville, and Huron School districts.

He holds a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Youngstown State University, Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baldwin-Wallace University. 

Miss Lanie Welker – Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Miss Welker graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Human Resource Management in 2021 and a graduate of Columbia Station high school. She began with Olmsted Falls during the 2020-2021 school year as an intern before obtaining the full-time assignment of Compensation and Benefits Specialist in January of 2022. Having played soccer at the high school Varsity and collegiate level, Miss Welker serves as an assistant varsity girls’ soccer coach in the district's athletic department. She is also an active member of the German-American Cultural Center here in Olmsted Falls.

Mrs. Debra Tracy - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, COO & Treasurer

Mrs. Tracy has been with the Olmsted Falls City Schools since 2010.  She has two children, Sean and Alyssa, that graduated from Olmsted Falls High School.  She has over 30 years of hands-on experience in office support roles. She is customer service-oriented, organized, and resourceful with the demonstrated ability to adapt to new situations.  A proven team player who is attentive to details and produces high quality results.  

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Olmsted Falls City Schools26937 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138