Talent Management and Human Resources


Our purpose is to attract, support, and retain highly effective individuals
to advance the mission of the Norwalk Public Schools.


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.

Human Resources / Talent Office

125 East Avenue
Suite 335 
Norwalk, CT 06852-6001
Phone 203-854-4055
Fax 203-854-4095

Employment verifications may be requested by contacting
Don Burr at or 203-854-4055. 

 Javier Padilla, J.D. 

Christopher Sugar, Esq.

Chief Talent Officer
203-854-4017; ext. 44017

Assistant Chief Talent Officer
203-854-4019; ext. 44019

Joseph Rodriguez
Sr. Manager /
Talent Acquisition
& HR Systems
203-854-4018; ext. 44018

Areas of Responsibility
New Hire Orientation
Engagement and Retention
Career and Workforce Development
Diversity and Inclusion
Job Classification/Compensation
HRIS Systems Management
HR Budget Management
Interns and Student Teachers

Yesenia Cuevas
Human Resources 
Business Partner
203-854-4015; ext. 44015

Areas of Responsibility
Central Office
Elementary Schools

Claudia Tata

Human Resources
Business Partner
203-854-4029; ext. 44029

Areas of Responsibility
Middle/High Schools

Peter Ritchey

Human Resources 
Business Partner
203-854-4030; ext. 44030

Areas of Responsibility
Special Education Staff

Donna Rastocky
Human Resources 
Benefits Specialist
203-854-4016; ext. 44016

Areas of Responsibility
Employee Benefits 
Workers' Compensation
Payment for Training

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

Areas of Responsibility

Executive Support
for the Chief Talent Officer
EDS - Teacher Certification
Employment Verification

Human Resources Processing
Human Resources Website

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

Areas of Responsibility
Freedom of Information Requests
Internship Support
HR Processing

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

Online Employment Application

Apply for 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.