Human Resources


The mission of Norwalk Public Schools is to create a student-focused culture that supports, encourages and challenges our students to believe in their potential and to persevere as they work toward attaining ambitious goals.  Nearly 1,200 certified staff members, work closely with 11,700 students in grades pre-K through 12, who attend our pre-school, our 12 elementary schools, our 4 middle schools, our 2 specialty high schools and our 2 comprehensive high schools.
Our community is richly diverse in many ways and we embrace the challenge to be a highly effective school system for all of our students, whom we celebrate for their racial, ethnic, economic, linguistic and academic diversity.  As a result, when our students leave Norwalk Public Schools, they have already established the academic and cultural foundation they will need for future success in the global society.

Employment in Our District
We welcome the candidacy of talented, motivated and caring individuals for our certified and non-certified employment opportunities.  Interested candidates should read carefully the descriptions in our job postings and consider how they can support the work of our district.  They should then complete the online applications, being careful to provide all required information, including current contact information.  Resumes, cover letters and recommendations from previous employers are also helpful to the Norwalk Public Schools staff members who will review the applications.

It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability, in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.

The Human Resources / Talent Office provides information and resources for all Norwalk Public Schools staff members. 
Below you will find a list of Talent Office staff assignments, to help address your HR related concerns.

Due to an abundance of caution, related to the possible spread of COVID-19,
Norwalk City Hall and the NPS Talent Office are closed to the public.
All staff are working at City Hall, and the email links below
remain the best way to reach the Talent Office staff.
We look forward to continuing to provide the best possible
customer service under difficult circumstances.

NPS Human Resources
125 East Avenue
Suite 336 
Norwalk, CT 06852-6001
Phone 203-854-4055
Fax 203-854-4095

Verification of employment may be requested
by contacting Don Burr at

HR Department Org Chart
HR Team (01-05-2021) Org Chart

Lissette Colón
Director of Human Resources
203-854-4055; ext. 44055

Donald Burr
Executive Assistant 
203-854-4028; ext. 44028

Areas of Responsibility

Support for Director of 
Human Resources

Employment Verification

HR Onboarding Processing

HR Website Content

Yolanda Evangelista-Wynne
Sr. Recruitment & 
Marketing Partner
203-854-4024; ext. 44024

Areas of Responsibility
Career and Workforce Development

New Hire Orientation
Job Classification/Compensation
Engagement and Retention
Diversity and Inclusion
Interns and Student Teachers

Claudia Tata
Human Resources
District Partner
203-854-4029; ext. 44029

Areas of Responsibility
Norwalk High School
Brien McMahon High School
Center for Global Studies
Nathan Hale Middle School
Roton Middle School
West Rocks Middle School
Ponus Ridge Middle School
Columbus Magnet School
Kendall Elementary School
Silvermine Dual-Language
Elementary School

Erin Driscoll
Human Resources 
District Partner
203-854-4011; ext. 44011

Areas of Responsibility
All Specialized Learning Staff
Central Office
Brookside Elementary School
Cranbury Elementary School
Fox Run Elementary School
Jefferson Magnet School
Marvin Elementary School
Naramake Elementary School
Norwalk Early
Childhood Center
Rowayton Elementary School
Tracey Magnet School
Wolfpit Elementary School

Katherine McDermott
Executive Assistant
203-854-4014; ext. 44014

Areas of Responsibility
Freedom of Information Requests
HR Processing
Grievance Assistant 
Position Posting & Processing
Retiree Benefits

Deana Lagana
Benefits Specialist
203-854-4018; ext. 44018

Areas of Responsibility

Current Employee Benefits 
COVID-19 & FMLA Requests
Workers' Compensation
Payment for Training

Peter Ritchey

HR Systems & Analytics Administrator
203-854-4030 ext. 44030

Areas of Responsibility
HRIS Systems Management
Applitrack System Permissions/Structure
AESOP Management
EDS Maintenance
PLM/MLP/Evaluation Systems
HR Analytics & Metrics

click to link to CT's System for Educator Evaluation and Development site 

Online Employment Application

Apply for NPS Employment

Online Application for Administrators


Employment Information

Information regarding teacher certification and the application form

College and Universities offering teacher certification coursework

Diversity Employment Plan and Commitment to Affirmative Action


About Connecticut Teacher Certification

Information about teacher certification and the application form are available at Once your application is in process you can track it by calling 860-713-6969. To learn more about colleges and universities that offer teacher certification coursework go to

All Norwalk Public Schools employees must submit to a thorough criminal background check.