Wheeler Ave Elementary School

1 West Wheeler Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Phone: (516) 568-6140
Principal: Dr. Gayle Steele



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Principal’s Message:

Welcome to the Wheeler Avenue School!

Wheeler Avenue is a dynamic school community full of energy and enthusiasm. We embrace challenges, strive for academic excellence and provide a warm and caring environment for children to grow.

Our staff, along with dedicated parents and community members, works collaboratively to foster the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of every child. Wheeler offers children in grades 1-6 rigorous learning opportunities within a safe, supportive and nurturing setting. Our high quality instruction inspires and challenges our students to reach their highest academic potential by becoming independent and creative thinkers. In addition, we support the development of character traits that will help our students make good choices with healthy outcomes.

We are proud of the positive learning environment here at Wheeler. We continue to work diligently to create an educational atmosphere that develops an enthusiasm for learning and lifelong learners.

Directions to Wheeler Avenue School

Cross Island Parkway South to Southern State Parkway East. Get off at exit 15 South (Corona Avenue). Stay to right fork on exit ramp. Continue South staying to left. At traffic light take left fork (Rockaway Parkway) Continue to just before next traffic light. Parking lot is on the right just before building begins.

Staff List


Gayle Steele

Mary Browne
Krystin Fox

Faculty & Staff:

Grade 1
Jennifer Bello
AnnMarie Ciociano
Anne Marie Gershowitz

Grade 2
Donna Buehre
Jayne Carey
Diane Corr
Kathleen Ianuale
Carrie Vidakovic

Grade 3
Heather Cea
Alyssa Maniscalco
Maureen Morris
Jennifer Navarra
Christine Seaman

Grade 4
Elizabeth Currlin
Mia Greco
Erin Maywald
Kristen Morreale

Grade 5
John Frias
Pamela Gollin
Enrico Perciballi
Lisa Smaldon
Catherine Stirrat
Maria L’Heureux

Grade 6
Craig Caputo
Valerie Cassano
Rena Diasio
Deborah Hastings

Christine Caruso
Sarah St. John

Building Aide
Maria Mancini

Classroom Aides
Michele Agueros
Linda Betz
Eva Castro
Saima Latif
Leigh Norris
Constancia Robinson
Doreen Romano
Christine Taylor

Custodial Staff
Larry Michel
Adam Ray
John Rofrano

Marcella Capobianco
Jennifer Cymbler

Instructional Coaches
Andrea DiMango (Math)
Laurie Salvatore (Literacy)

Teresa Bolz
Alyssa Schneyman

Anne-Marie Apollo
Kristen Lees

Media Aide
Sherry Bipath

Gregory Hart
Johanna Paez
Mary Frances Scott
William Shelley

Noon-Hour Aides
Angela Ciullo
Marie Fico
Gloria Gibbons
Jill Graziano
Olga Mackay
Mary McNamara
Shehla Nadeem
Asha Persaud
Donna Richardson
Lorraine Seminerio

Noon-Hour Supervisor
James DiLeonardo

Janice Nolan

Occupational Therapist
Sherley Fils-Aime

Physical Education
James DiLeonardo
Janet Miller
Rob Primeggia

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Dr. Jennifer Leest

Elizabeth Abballe
Stephanie Fleischer
Diane Gorman
Jacqueline Rocholl
Mary Ellen Vella

Security Desk
Vito Amalfitano
Bettina Castelluzzo

Social Worker
Mimi Bass

Special Education
Emily Canzoneri
Amy McVetty
Andrea Petersen
Cathy Stirrat
Valerie Valinoti

Ewa Jedynak

Talented and Gifted
Richard Rosenfeld

Teaching Assistant Technology
Fran Rosato