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Human Resources

1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Human Resources phone: (518) 475-6055

Human Resources fax: (518) 475-6059

Payroll: (518) 475-6040




The mission of the City School District of Albany is to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for success. 


The City School District of Albany's Office of Human Resources is dedicated to accomplishing the following strategic goals in support of the district's mission:

  • Recruiting, hiring and retaining the most highly qualified staff as well as a caring and competent teacher in every classroom, and highly effective leaders in every school and district office.

  • Promoting positive labor relations through collaborative problem-solving and open communication

  • Ensuring a safe and professional work environment that emphasizes mutual respect and maximizes employee effectiveness

  • Providing employment-related resources and information to employees with an emphasis on timely responsiveness and customer service

Who to contact in HR

In addition to accessing resources and information using the Quick Links to the right, employees are encouraged to contact members of the Human Resources staff with questions.


Matthew Petrin

Human Resources Administrator

(518) 475-6055

  • Affirmative Action Officer

  • Employee relations/labor relations

  • Certifications

  • Professional licenses

  • APSTA/APSAA appointments

Andrea West

Assistant Human Resources Administrator

(518) 475-6058, ext. 10031

  • Civil Service liaison

  • Employee relations/labor relations

  • Compliance issues

  • Coaching requirements

  • APSUE/MC appointments

Aurora Korotchen

Administrative Assistant

(518) 475-6055, ext. 10030

  • Board of Education agenda items

  • Transfer notifications

  • Verification forms

  • Public service/teacher loan forgiveness forms

  • Longevity

  • MS/MA credit salary adjustments

  • Tuition reimbursement

Helena Kosik

Administrative Assistant

(518) 475-6090, ext. 10034

  • Benefits information

  • FMLA requests

  • Worker's compensation

  • Leaves of absence

  • Holiday absences

Elias Cox

Senior Human Resources Generalist

(518) 475-6023, ext. 10015

  • High school liaison

  • Food service staff

  • Security staff

  • Operations and maintenance staff

  • Reference checking

  • Postings - onboarding

Joan Sheridan

12-month typist

(518) 475-6000, ext. 10001

  • Name changes

  • Address/phone updates

  • Absence management

  • Daily absence reports

  • Interview setup

Anella Speranza

Human Resources Generalist

(518) 475-6057, ext. 10033

  • Elementary schools liaison

  • Middle school liaison

  • Postings and onboarding

  • Substitutes and home tutors

  • Reference checking

  • ID badges


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