WHY use this center

This Human Capital Resource Center is designed as the source for helping Ohio educators make decisions about finding, supporting, and elevating the people working in our districts. In classrooms, offices, and school-related areas, a variety of caring, competent, and committed adults can and do make a difference for students. 

Our goals through this resource center are to

  • Promote the importance of improving human capital management systems (HCMS) in education

  • Move beyond isolated policies and actions to a comprehensive approach to human capital management

  • Help all educators recognize their responsibilities as human capital leaders

  • Develop meaningful partnerships across the state and within local districts and schools.

And, ultimately, to ensure in Ohio, each child is challenged, prepared, and empowered.

Human Capital Wheel used with permission of Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved.

Human Capital Wheel used with permission of Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved.

having the right people matters

The Ohio Department of Education believes in the power of educators to change the lives of students. Our belief is rooted in compelling evidence. As stated in our 2018 Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education:

Competent, caring teachers are the single greatest contributor to a child's success in school. Principals are a close second.

We know that it is a priority for districts and schools to:

  • Recruit and hire the right people,

  • Grow and support them,

  • Recognize excellence and sustain their success, and

  • Continuously improve supporting systems to meet staff needs.

This Human Capital Resource Center is designed to support educators throughout Ohio who carry out this work.


The development of Human Capital Resource Center has been guided by a statewide Human Capital Advisory Team, which includes representatives from Ohio schools, professional associations, institutes of higher education, and educational service centers.

who we are

The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools. The Department’s tasks include administering the school funding system, collecting school fiscal and performance data, developing academic standards and model curricula, administering the state achievement tests, issuing district and school report cards, administering Ohio’s voucher programs, providing professional development, and licensing teachers, administrators, treasurers, superintendents and other education personnel. The Department is governed by the State Board of Education with administration of the Department the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction.