Human Resources/Employment

Deb Cahoon
Executive Director
(216) 529-4215 I email





Welcome to the Lakewood City Schools Human Resources web page. The Lakewood City School District actively seeks candidates who wish to work in a progressive, dynamic environment. We are proud of the tradition of diverse cultures, education and opportunities that exist in Lakewood. We attain our success due to the cooperative efforts of involved and compassionate families, community members and staff who share knowledge, facilitate learning and inspire excellence!

The selection and enhancement of certificated and support staff is of the highest priority in Lakewood. Each year, our Department advances and promotes student achievement by actively pursuing and hiring the highest quality staff for the Lakewood City School District. We then work to provide support to teachers, non-certificated staff and administrators in order to provide staff and students with the best possible teaching and learning environment.


Employment Opportunities!
Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals,
Secretaries, and more!

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with the Lakewood City Schools? The District is currently looking to hire substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals for the 2014-2015 school year. Please apply online under the Job Opportunities link in the left-hand column or View Our Open Positions link to the right. Specific job qualifications are listed with the posting.

The Lakewood City Schools also needs substitutes to work in Nutrition Services and substitute building cleaners. Interested applicants can either apply online or pick up an application from the Human Resources Department.

Thank you for your interest in the Lakewood City Schools. We look forward to working with you!

Background Checks

 Initial applicants for a license must complete both BCI and FBI criminal background checks. These checks need to be less than 365 days old to be considered valid for licensing purposes.

Educators who are renewing a license or permit and have lived continuously in the State of Ohio for the previous five years, and have a BCI background check on file with ODE, will need to complete only an FBI criminal background check once every five years. Currently, they must complete both BCI and FBI checks whenever they renew. Educators who have not lived continuously in the state for the past five years will need to complete both a BCI and FBI background check.

Educators with multiple licenses only need to submit the required background checks whenthey are applying for the renewal of the license or permit that is of the longest duration. Educators who hold a permanent certificate are still required to submit the required background checks once every five years. Permanent certificate holders who have lived continuously in Ohio for those five years, however, will only need to submit FBI background checks.

Volunteer Background Check/Fingerprinting

All volunteers that work in with students must go through a background check as well. Volunteers must be referred by the building secretary to have their fingerprinting done in our office at the Board of Education. It is by appointment only and the hours are Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 pm. Call 216-529-4215 for an appointment.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Lakewood City School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or genetic information in its programs and activities and provides equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated as Coordinator to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Section 504 Officer: Mrs. Lisa Bruening
Director of Student Services

Lakewood City School District
1470 Warren Road
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Title IX Officer: Dr. Deb Cahoon
Executive Director of Human Resources
Lakewood City School District
1470 Warren Road
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(216) 529-4215