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.

A PDF version of the list below is available here: 
HR Assignments as of January 9, 2018

Human Resources / Talent Office

125 East Avenue
Suite 335 
Norwalk, CT 06852

Cherese Chery  Anthony Shannon, Esq.
Chief Talent Officer / Human Resources 
 203-854-4017; ext. 44017 

 Areas of Responsibility
 Climate Retention & Morale
 PDEC Committee
 EDS - Teacher Certification Compliance
Strategic Planning
HRIS / Systems Integration
Benefits Management

Director of Labor Relations
Assistant Chief of Human Resources

203-854-4019; ext 44019

Areas of Responsibility
Title IX Coordinator
Employee and Labor Relations
Contract Administration
Contract Negotiations
Risk Management
Workers Compensation

Stephanie Garrett
Talent Engagement & Acquisition Manager
203-854-4018; ext. 44018

Areas of Responsibility
Recruitment and 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


Donna Rastocky

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

Areas of Responsibility
Employee Benefits (Current/Retired)
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

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

Jaime DeJesus
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

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

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

Areas of Responsibility

Executive Support for the Chief and Assistant Chief of HR
EDS - Teacher Certification
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

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.