Human Resources/Employment

Director of Human Resources


Jeff Schlade
Director of Human Resources
(216) 529-4215 I email

Fran Hanrahan, HR Specialist, (216) 529-4215

Kate Cooper, Secretary (216) 529-4215
Helen Serrano, HR Support (216) 529-4215


Welcome to the Lakewood City School District’s 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. Our success is attained through the cooperative efforts of involved and compassionate families, community members and staff who share knowledge, facilitate learning and inspire excellence. As a result, we have an obligation to our community and stakeholders to select only the very best, most qualified people to be a part of our Lakewood team.

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 faculty and staff for the Lakewood City School District. We then strive to provide support to teachers, non-certificated staff and administrators in order to deliver the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students and staff. The general goal of our department is to provide excellent service to our employees, as well as all those we come into contact with who have an interest in Lakewood. 


Are you looking for an opportunity to work with the Lakewood City Schools? Substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, and library media assistants are hired through Rachel Wixey and Associates.  To apply to work as a substitute in any of the above positions, please visit the Rachel Wixey and Associates web page at 

The Lakewood City Schools also needs substitute lunch monitors or health aides, along with substitutes in Nutrition Services and as building cleaners. Interested applicants should complete a Lakewood City Schools online application and apply for the specific substitute position.

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


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. Educators who have not lived continuously in the state for the past five years will need to complete both BCI and FBI background checks.

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.


All volunteers that work with students must go through a background check as well. Volunteers must be referred by the building principal or secretary to have their fingerprinting completed with the Human Resources Office located at the Board of Education.  Volunteer fingerprinting is completed Mondays 10-11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.