Pair working with Albany kids charged in unlawful surveillance investigation

A middle school guidance counselor has been placed on administrative leave, after State Police said she and her boyfriend were taking “inappropriate” pictures of a child and sharing them online.

Kristy Koldis began her career as a school guidance counselor at Albany High back in 2003. She’s been working with students at Myers Middle School since 2018.

State Police said in recent years, she hooked up with Joshua White, 46, who is involved in local youth sports, including baseball and basketball. The boyfriend and girlfriend had been living together at a Latham house. However, the couple moved out a few weeks ago, a neighbor told NewsChannel 13.

Some time over the course of the last several months, Department of Homeland Security investigators intercepted inappropriate photographs that were being exchanged over the internet.

They turned over that information to state police, who have now charged Koldis and White with unlawful surveillance – a felony – along with endangering the welfare of a child, and obstructing governmental administration, both of which are misdemeanors.

The photos – according to police – were of a child in compromising positions without that child’s knowledge. They were not taken on school property, nor were they taken at any athletic venue.

A statement from the Albany School District indicated they are aware of the allegations, they’re fully cooperating with police, they’re conducting their own internal investigation, and Koldis has been placed on administrative leave.

State Police released photos of Koldis and White, believing there could possibly be other victims, they said. The investigation is active and ongoing.

If you know anything – call State Police at (518) 457-6811 or email