Reynoldsburg City Schools has hired a new human-resources director who has a "plethora of experience" in education and staffing, according to Superintendent Melvin Brown.

Brown welcomed Tanya Davis to the administrative staff at the April 17 school board meeting.

"We are ecstatic to have her join our team and I know that she will be a huge contribution to our staff," he said.

Her base salary will $102,000 per year. In addition, Davis will receive a benefit package worth about $50,000.

Brown said Davis would create and implement a long-term human resources strategy that will align with the district's overall goals and objectives. She also will provide leadership to support the administrative, instructional and non-instructional staff.

"I am confident that she will be an excellent addition to drive change and continue to help build trusting relationships both for and with our employees," Brown said.

Davis, who attended the April 17 meeting, said she was "thrilled to join the Reynoldsburg City School District and to become a member of this great community."

"I look forward to working with Mr. Brown and the staff to advance the district's mission and vision," she said.

A Cincinnati resident and native, Davis was most recently assistant director of urban support with the Ohio Department of Education, working in the Office for Exceptional Children.

Davis said she provided guidance and technical assistance to large urban school districts regarding proper implementation of federal and state regulations for special-education services.

She has had more than 15 years experience in education and human resources sectors, Brown said.

Davis earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and her a degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Her Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders is from the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a five-year Professional Administrative Specialists license.

Davis has two sons, Antonio and Zairn, who attend Wittenberg University and Urbana University, respectively.