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.

It is the mission of the Human Resources team to serve the district and the community by establishing, developing, recognizing and maintaining a quality workforce for the education of students.

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

All staff are working at City Hall, and the email links below remain the best way to reach the Human Resources team.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best possible customer service under pandemic circumstances.

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

Lissette Colón
Director of Human Resources

Katherine McDermott
Executive Assistant
203-854-4014; ext. 44014
Areas of Responsibility
Freedom of Information Requests
Processing, Coordination and Support of all HR-Related Matters

Donald Burr
Executive Assistant 
203-854-4028; ext. 44028
Areas of Responsibility
Processing, Coordination and Support of all HR-Related Matters

Dr. Michael Patterson

Organizational Development & Employee Relations
203-854-4019; ext. 44019
Areas of Responsibility
Organizational Development & Employee Relations
New Beginnings Orientation

Yolanda Evangelista
Sr. Recruitment & 
Marketing Partner
203-854-4024; ext. 44024
Areas of Responsibility
Recruitment & Staffing Onboarding

Renée LoConte
Benefits Manager
203-854-4018; ext. 44018
Areas of Responsibility
Last Names A-L
Current Employee Benefits 

FMLA Requests
Workers' Compensation
Payment for Training
Retiree Benefits

Angela Jozsef

Benefits Specialist
203-854-4029; ext. 44029
Areas of Responsibility
Last Names M-Z
Current Employee Benefits
COVID-19 Representative
FMLA Requests
Workers' Compensation
Payment for Training
Retiree Benefits

Peter Ritchey
HR Systems & Analytics Administrator
203-854-4030 ext. 44030
Areas of Responsibility
HRIS Systems Management
AppliTrack System
AESOP Management
EDS Maintenance
PLM/MLP/Evaluation Systems
HR Website Webmaster

Erin Driscoll
Human Resources 
District Partner

203-854-4011; ext. 44011
Areas of Responsibility
Recruiting & Onboarding
HR Processing and Support for a
ll Specialized Learning Staff,
Central Office, and schools

Jessica Vasquez
HR Generalist
203-854-4016 ext. 44016
Areas of Responsibilities
HR Policy/Practice Communications
Delivery of HR Programs

Gabrielle (Gabby) Parker
Confidential HR Associate
203-854-4012 ext. 44012
Areas of Responsibility
Support Director of Human Resources in special projects and program support

Kate Curran
TEAM District Coordinator
 203-854-4147; ext. 44147
Areas of Responsibility
Interns / Student Teachers / TEAM

Click here to see the current Human Resources Development & Employee Relations team organizational chart HR Team Org Chart (06-07-2021)

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.