Wheeler Ave Elementary School

1 West Wheeler Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Phone: (516) 568-6140
Principal: Mr. John Frias

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Principal’s Message:

Welcome to Wheeler Avenue Elementary School!

At the heart of the Wheeler Avenue Elementary School is a focus on community, collaboration, and student achievement. We are committed to clarity of purpose, exceptional teachers, and assuring individual excellence for each of our scholars. The teachers, scholars, and families each embark on a well-defined journey centered upon shared values and goals. The Wheeler Avenue School is also committed to developing the character in our students’ lives.

The Wheeler Avenue Elementary School has a unique and rich history founded upon a dedication to students. Our team is deeply committed to the success of each of our scholars. We strive to engage each scholar in a challenging and encouraging environment to foster a love of learning. The curriculum is designed to encourage curiosity, inquiry, and empower students to take risks. The various threads of our work are intended to develop individuals who possess the critical skills necessary for success, wherever their journeys take them in the future.

The foundational pillars that drive our work are value, purpose, and excellence. The Wheeler Avenue Elementary School provides a quality curriculum and a focus on values. Additionally, we believe that education should be purposeful. Our instructional practices, assessments and resources are aligned to our vision and focus on creating successful students, robust learning opportunities, and motived learners. Together we will continue to make Wheeler a special school community. I am excited to welcome you to the Wheeler Avenue Elementary School!

Staff List


John Frias

Mary Browne
Krystin Fox

Faculty & Staff:

Grade 1
Jennifer Bello and Fiona Hobbs
AnnMarie Ciociano
Kathleen Ianuale
Anne Marie Gershowitz

Grade 2
Alyssa Iannotti
Donna Buehre
Diane Corr and Kristine LaCroix
Caroline Cullen

Grade 3
Christine Seaman
Jennifer Navarra
Heather Cea and Emily Canzoneri
Maureen Morris

Grade 4
Elizabeth Suarez
Mia Greco
Erin Maywald 
Kristen Morreale and Jennifer Lio

Grade 5
Maria L’Heureux
Lisa Smaldon and Timothy Hynes
Robert D’Agostino
Pamela Gollin and Valerie Valinoti
Brittany Bent

Grade 6
Craig Caputo and Amy Scolieri
Valerie Hall-Cassano
Rena Diasio
Deborah Hastings and Andrea Petersen
Ruth Peets-Butcher

Christine DiDio

Building Aide
Maria Mancini

Classroom Aides
Michele Agueros
Linda Betz
Eva Castro
Lana Gerbino
Saima Latif
Leigh Norris
Corry-Ann Cadet
Doreen Romano

Custodial Staff
Daniel Pesa
Adam Ray
John Rofrano
Michael Sensale
Adam Sells 

Marcella Capobianco
Jennifer Cymbler

Instructional Coaches
Denise Simone (Math)
Laurie Salvatore (Literacy)
Cindia Alvarado (Technology)

Teresa Bolz

Anne-Marie Apollo
Kristen Lees

Media Aide
Sherry Bipath

Gregory Hart
Mary Frances Scott
William Shelley

Noon-Hour Aides
Maude Boyajian
Angela Ciullo
Marie Fico
Gloria Gibbons
Denise Cona
Jennifer Pulsifer
Asha Persaud
Donna Richardson
Lorraine Seminerio
Helen Vendome

Lunch Hour Supervisor
Delayne Somma

Sherrell Dingle

Occupational Therapist
Sherley Fils-Aime

Physical Education
Janet Miller
Rob Primeggia

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Dr. Jennifer Leest

Elizabeth Abballe
Cindy Servasi
Stephanie Fleischer
Jacqueline Rocholl

Security Desk
Shehla Nadeem (Day)
Jeanine Polsifer (Safety Escort)

Social Worker
Mimi Bass

Ewa Jedynak

Gifted and Talented
Richard Rosenfeld