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.

The Human Resources / Talent Office provides information and resources for all Norwalk Public Schools staff members. 
Below you will find a list of Human Resources assignments. In this manner, employees will always have a contact person to address any HR related issues or concerns.

Human Resources / Talent Office

125 East Avenue
Suite 335 
Norwalk, CT 06852
203-854-4000 - Option 2 then Option 1

Photo of Javier Padilla

 Javier Padilla, J.D. 
 Chief Talent Officer
203-854-4017; ext 44017

Areas of Responsibility
Climate Retention & Morale
 PDEC Committee
 EDS - Teacher Certification Compliance
Strategic Planning
HRIS / Systems Integration
Benefits Management
Title IX Coordinator
Employee and Labor Relations
Contract Administration
Contract Negotiations
Risk Management
Workers Compensation

Talent Acquisition & Engagement Manager
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

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

Areas of Responsibility
Freedom of Information Requests
HR Processing
Temp. Recruitment Support

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

Areas of Responsibility
Employee Benefits
Workers' Compensation
Payment for Training


Claudia Tata
Human Resources
Business Partner

203-854-4029; ext. 44029

Areas of Responsibility
Nathan Hale Middle School
Norwalk Pathways Academy
Brookside Elementary School
Norwalk High School
Silvermine Elementary School
Wolfpit Elementary School
Roton Middle School
Fox Run Elementary Schoool
Marvin Elementary School
Rowayton Elementary School

Other Areas of Responsibility
HR Support
My Learning Plan Lead
Professional Development
Employee & Labor Relations
Training & Workforce Dev.

Janis Curtis
Human Resources Specialist
203-854-4024; ext. 44024
Areas of Responsibility
Substitutes (Certified & Non-Cert.)
Internship Support
Recruitment Support
HR Processing
On-boarding of New Hires


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

Areas of Responsibility
Brien McMahon High School
Columbus Magnet School
Cranbury Elementary School
Kendall Elementary School
Tracey Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Naramake Elementary School
Norwalk Early Childhood Ctr.
Ponus Ridge Middle School
West Rocks Middle School

Other Areas of Responsibility
HR Support
My Learning Plan Lead
Professional Development
Employee & Labor Relations
Training & Workforce Dev.

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
Labor Relations Support
HR Benefits Support
HR Support for Central Office
Human Resources Processing
Human Resources Website

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.