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Human Resources

1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 475-6055




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

  • Compliance issues

Marissa Cannon

Assistant Human Resources Administrator

(518) 475-6058, ext. 10031

  • Civil Service liaison

  • Certifications and professional licenses

  • Coaching requirements

  • Attendance

  • Leave notices (deadline Oct. 31)

Aurora Korotchen

Administrative Assistant

(518) 475-6055, ext. 10030

  • Board of Education agenda items

  • Verification of employment (PS loan forgiveness, teacher loan forgiveness and employment status)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Longevity

  • MS/MA credit salary adjustments

Helena Kosik

Administrative Assistant

(518) 475-6090, ext. 10034

  • Absence management

  • Leaves of absence

  • Benefits information

  • FMLA requests

  • Worker's compensation

Katelin Pugliese

Human Resources Generalist

(518) 475-6023, ext. 10015

  • Secondary school liaison

  • Security personnel

  • Food service staff

Joan Sheridan

12-month typist

(518) 475-6000, ext. 10001

  • Name changes

  • Address/phone updates

  • New employee paperwork

  • Daily absence reports

Anella Speranza

Human Resources Generalist

(518) 475-6057, ext. 10033

  • Elementary schools liaison

  • Operations and Maintenance staff

  • Substitutes and home tutors

  • ID badges


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