Howell Road Elementary School

1475 Howell Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Phone: (516) 568-6130
Principal: Mr. Frank Huplosky

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Principal’s Message:

We Are Family, Working Together Great Things Happen!
Howell Road Elementary School is a community of learners that is dedicated to working together to make great things happen. At the heart of Howell Road you will find a devoted team of administrators, parents, faculty, students, and staff whose collaborative spirit results in finding success in each other, some way, every day.We delight in the fact that our student body is representative of a wealth of various cultural backgrounds and languages. The experiences that each one of us brings into our Howell “home” are valued and respected. We find a common bond that is grounded in two principles. We feel that being the best one can be rests within oneself. We also continuously strive to treat others the way we want to be treated.With every beginning at Howell, from the momentous first day of the school year in September to the routine start of a school day as the year progresses and finally draws to a close, we are proud to offer our young scholars a high­-quality, engaging curriculum. The use of Google Apps and staff web pages enhances all subject matter and affords our students the opportunity to connect globally as well as with one another when completing projects and activities during the school day and beyond. In addition, our young well-rounded citizens are encouraged to develop their interests and talents in the areas of music, art, and physical education. The challenging academic and social­-emotional learning experiences that are presented to our students in all disciplines are thoughtfully crafted to propel them through their elementary school years and beyond.We believe in the promise of the yet to be or the yet to come as we guide all of our young scholars on their journey of learning in a nurturing environment where they may confidently take the risks that promote meaningful experiences. Children soar through stages of learning and development at varying rates. As a compassionate community of learners, we embrace these differences and strive to provide the necessary, yet flexible, levels of support, instruction, and encouragement that allow our students to participate both academically and socially in an inclusive learning environment.As your principal, I sincerely welcome you into the exceptional community of learners that is at the heart of Howell Road Elementary School.

Staff List


Frank Huplosky

Faculty & Staff:

Debra LaBruzzi
Julianne Mashkow
Veronica Oquendo and Adrianne Mehan

Grade 1
Lisa Mulqueen and Natalie Gregorek
Danielle Vitulli and Melissa Langer
Debra Robbins-Jean

Grade 2
Nancy Faccio
Vanessa Kelly
Barbara Farrell

Grade 3
Eileen Cooke and Karen Gerner
Melissa Gresser
Laura Greene
Shareen Best

Grade 4
Danielle Dodge and SheMeika Charles
Rachel Jean-Claude
Catherine Ricchiuti
Kelly Wilcha and Samantha Watson

Grade 5
Matthew Stashin
Maria Teh-Bradley
Noele Villa and Maureen Byrnes
Susan Simeone

Grade 6
Lisa Ellis
Aleksandra Rance
Jacqueline Schimmenti
Ruth Peets-Butcher

Karen Martorana

Paula Barnick
Susana Sousa

Gifted and Talented
Richard Rosenfeld

Instructional Coaches
John Frias (Math)
Laurie Salvatore (Literacy)

Lisa Geary

Math Specialist
Corinne Cortes
Nancy Sferrazza

Nicole Boyle
Christie Holub
Matthew Spinks
Jonathan Bloomfield

Occupational Therapist
Sherley Fils-Aime

Physical Education
Lisa Asaro
Kevin Olsen

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Dr. Gaston Weisz

Reading Specialists
Diane Gorman
Deborah DiBona
Cindy Gervasi
Anna Mihalos
Liz Sweeny

Social Worker
Yashmira Devine

Special Education
Maureen Byrnes
SheMeika Charles
Karen Gerner
Natalie Gregorek
Melissa Langer
Adrianne Mehan
Samantha Watson

Speech Therapists
Ilene Ganz

Building Aide
Carmela Cirelli

Classroom Aides
Carolina Albert
Elizabeth D’Arienzo
Stephanie Daniil
Donna Greco
Barbara Kennedy
Nadine Murray
Fabiola Times
Amy Urso
Laleta Muneshwar

Custodial Staff
Bill Buith
Gary Palma
Richard Trafficanda Jr.
Rinaldo Gandolfi

Media Aide
Renee Valinoti

Noon-Hour Aides
Lee Ann Cruz
Nighat Shaheen
Sara Calle-Patino
Marianne McKinley
Farheen Mohyuddin
Lisa Pace
Kathy Vito

Caroline Montalbano

Peggy Esposito
Valerie Logreira Jordan

Security Desk
Robin Felder
Juanita Stern