Legacy Chronicles: Generations with Mr. Colonie

two individuals sitting in a room recording a podcast
Lauren Pfaffenbach  sits  down with ‘Mr. Colonie’ A.K.A. Christopher Robilotti, our Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Safe Schools.

As we continue to explore the history of our beloved South Colonie district, it’s become increasingly clear that our school community and the larger Colonie community are intrinsically intertwined. Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of the second episode of South Colonie’s Legacy Podcast, where we delve deeper into this incredible connection.

In this latest episode, Lauren Pfaffenbach from South Colonie’s Communications Department had the privilege of sitting down with a remarkable individual, affectionately known as ‘Mr. Colonie’ Christopher Robilotti, our Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Safe Schools, is not just a dedicated professional but also a second-generation Colonie alumni. Join us as we explore his journey from being a student to a teacher, and finally stepping into his current role at the district office.

During the podcast, Robilotti reflects on his experiences, sharing tales of his summer breaks working with the maintenance crew, which included some stories of fondly remembered high school antics that inevitably led him down the path to become who he is today. Robilotti emphasizes the importance of allowing your community to guide you, even when the end goal isn’t initially clear. He shares the excitement of watching all the pieces fall into place, transforming his passion into a successful career.

Robilotti continues on to share sentiments with current, and future Colonie students and alumni, about the importance of rolling with the punches and having fun while doing so. He credits his parents with instilling the fighting spirit within him that he hopes to facilitate within the youth of our community, encouraging students and fellow faculty and staff to never give up and always look for the next opportunity to grow.

Don’t miss out on this engaging and insightful podcast episode! Listen to the episode now.


South Colonie’s Legacy Podcast continues to celebrate our rich history, and we can’t wait to share more captivating stories with you in the future. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes, and keep the legacy of South Colonie alive! If you would like to be a guest on the Legacy podcast series, please email communications@scolonie.org.