Human Resources

The NASD Human Resources Department is responsible for the employment of over 1000 Norristown Area School District employees. This department coordinates all personnel operations and administers non-cash benefits to all the districts’ full-time employees. 

The department’s mission is to provide high quality service to both internal and external stakeholders.  We look to establish policies, systems, and programs that will enable NASD to attract, motivate, and retain employees and therefore become the Employer of Choice within the Pennsylvania Public School System. The efforts of the HR Department allow NASD employees to have the resources and opportunities to develop to the best of their abilities.

The HR Department recruits through a number of job fairs (see Kelly Education below) and has all available openings on our Employment Opportunities Page.

Kelly Education Flyer

Contact Information

Chief Human Resources Officer

Tanya Festa-Piedra


Assistant Director of Human Resources

Shira Gilchrist

Tuition Reimbursement, Salary Track Advancement, Substitutes

Benefits Administrator

Emma Clancy

Leave of Absences, Benefits, Attendance, Absence Management

HR Manager

Amani Fields

In-person Interviews, TalentEd (online application system)

HR Generalist

G. Andrew Koenig

Job Openings, Job Postings, Application Screening, Virtual Interviews

HR Data Specialist

Shaily Pathak

Clearances, Loan Verification, New Hire Paperwork


Brenda Lopez

Volunteer Clearances, Student Teaching, Act 48 Credit, Front Desk

To Speak with someone in this department, please dial 610-630-5000 and Select Option 7 then Option 1

Normal Business Hours are between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.