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Human Resources

WELCOME TO HUMAN RESOURCES!The Human Resources (HR) Department of the Stamford Public Schools is here to assist! We are located on the 5th in City Hall (888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT). 

Our Values: 

Excellence: We will consistently pursue perfection, finding excellence in every endeavor.
Communication: We will prioritize open and timely communication with our employees and other stakeholders.
Integrity: We will uphold unwavering ethical standards, with honesty and transparency in all that we do.
Respect: We will treat everyone with dignity and professionalism, fostering a culture of respect for all.
Diversity: We will actively champion inclusivity and embrace diverse thoughts, perspectives, and experiences.
Relationship: We will nurture meaningful relationships built on trust and collaboration.

We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting our valued employees. Whether it’s an interest in starting a new career, advancing your career goals, compliance, labor relations, or other areas for which we are responsible, we are here to assist you.


Federal Regulations

Nondiscrimination Statement

Stamford Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified persons. Stamford Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information & testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Stamford Public Schools provides equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Stamford Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

Stamford Public Schools prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Inquiries regarding Stamford Public Schools’ nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

To contact the Title IX Coordinator for the District, please click their name to send an email:

Christopher P. Soules
Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development
Stamford Public Schools
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 977-5903

Staff Contacts by Function

Function Contact and Title Phone Number
ADA Suzanne DeFelice, HR Leave Administrator

(203) 977-5462

AESOP (800) 942-3767
Benefits and Insurance Meryl Meiteles, Benefits Manager (203) 977-4196
Certified Staff (Administrators, Teachers) Priscila Viana, HRIS Assistant (203) 977-4159
Child Care Scholarships BOE Human Resources General Information (203) 977-5903

Certified Staff (Administrators, Teachers)

Certification Questions

Melissa Wills, Senior HR Generalist (203) 977-4159

Security Workers

Suzanne DeFelice, HR Leave Administrator (203) 977-5462

Coaches, Paraeducators, Parent Facilitators and Tutors

Yves LaFleur, HRIS Assistant (203) 977-4901

Christopher Soules, Executive Director
of Human Resources and Talent Development

(203) 977-5903
Educational Employer Verifications
BOE Human Resources General Information (203) 977-5903
Fingerprinting Jazmin Patino, HRIS Assistant (203) 977-4101
Formstack  Suzanne DeFelice, HR Leave Administrator (203) 977-5462
Leaves of Absence:
(Child Care, Personal Leave and FMLA)
Suzanne DeFelice, HR Leave Administrator

(203) 977-5462

ProTraxx (Evaluation)

Laura Greene

Retirement Meryl Meiteles, Benefits Manager (203) 977-4196

Salary Reclassification -

Current employees only

BOE Human Resources General Information (203) 977-5903
Substitutes Jazmin Patino, HRIS Assistant (203) 977-4101
TEAM Program Charmaine Tourse, Director of Talent
Recruitment and Retention
(203) 977-4635
Title IX

District Associate Superintendents
Stamford Public Schools
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 977-5684
(203) 977-4705
(203) 977-4110

BOE Human Resources General Information (203) 977-5903

Verification of Employment

BOE Human Resources General Information (203) 977-5903
Suzanne DeFelice, HR Leave Administrator (203) 977-5462

General Questions

Badge replacement
Tuition reimbursement
Salary reclassification requests
Verifications of employment
Verification of experience
(aka ED126)
Verification of income
Student loan forgiveness


BOE.HRGenInfo@StamfordCT.Gov (203) 977-5903

Staff Contacts

Name Title Contacts
Christopher P. Soules

Executive Director of HR and Talent Development

(203) 977-5903

Taylor Cope

HR Generalist (203) 977-1189
Suzanne DeFelice HR Leave Administrator (203) 977-5462
Dr. Laura Greene

Coordinator of Talent Development

(203) 977-4773
Yolanda Holley Mailroom Clerk (203) 977-4376
Joseph Kennedy Safety, Compliance, and Employee Relations Manager (203) 667-2859
Yves LaFleur HRIS Analyst (203) 977-4901
Meryl Meiteles Benefits Manager (203) 977-4196
Jazmin Patino HRIS Assistant (203) 977-4101

Xavier L Shellman-Kolarz
CAP, HR, Notary

Executive Secretary (203) 977-5903
Charmaine Tourse Director of Talent Recruitment
and Retention
(203) 977-4635

Priscila Viana

HRIS Assistant

(203) 977-4887
Audrey Way Administrative Coordinator (203) 977-1177
Mary Wesley HR Generalist (203) 977-2811
Melissa Wills
Senior HR Generalist (203) 977-4159 General Questions (203) 977-5903

(203) 977-5903

(203) 977-4325

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888 Washington Blvd.
5th Floor South
Stamford, CT 06901
United States

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9310, Stamford, CT 06904