My name is Patty Merlin and I am the Human Resource and Payroll Coordinator for the Hartland/Lakeside School District since 1996. Some of my major responsibilities include maintaining employee personnel files along with coordinating all employee benefits. I also handle all payroll reporting to the State & Federal governmental agencies. Before my employment with the Hartland/Lakeside School District, I worked for the Kmart Corporation for 16 years as a Human Resource Manager. I have been married to my husband, Dennis, for 35 years and we have one wonderful son, Taylor. Taylor currently attends WCTC studying Network Administration. My current pride and joy is my 1 ½ year West Highland Terrier named Gracie.