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Human Resources and DEI

Department of Human Resources/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our department, in an effort to promote student achievement, strives to recruit, employ and retain the highest quality of certified and classified staff for the Canton City School District. Our office provides assistance for teachers in the areas of licensure, retirement, evaluation, contact interpretation, loan forgiveness, as well as other personnel issues. Our office is responsible for certified and classified job postings, new staff orientation, substitute placement services, maintenance of staff files, supervision of the absence management.

Our goal is to serve as the liaison between the teachers, staff and administration and ensure equitable and inclusive practices across all aspects of the organization. We aim to provide information to our employees regarding district policies and procedures, contract information, legal updates as they relate to education, updates from the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, as well as changes in certification and/or licensure.

Deidre K. Stokes Davis, Executive Director of Human Resources and DE&I, 330-430-4245


Brooke Knight, Executive Assistant,  330-438-2571

Cecile Fleisher - HR Manager-Certified,  330-438-2599

Danielle Palaski, Substitute Placement Officer,   330-438-2519

Rhonda Conrad - Background Checks and LPDC, 330-438-2661

Dr. Lynn Rudd, New Teacher Employee Specialist,

Rebecca Thomas, HR Specialist-Classified, 330-430-4209

Lois Knight, PBX Operator, 330-438-2500