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.

Staff List


Gayle Steele

Mary Browne
Krystin Fox

Faculty & Staff:

Grade 1
Jennifer Bello
AnnMarie Ciociano
Anne Marie Gershowitz
Kathleen Ianuale and Andrea Petersen

Grade 2
Donna Buehre
Jayne Carey
Diane Corr

Grade 3
Christine Seaman
Jennifer Navarra
Heather Cea and Emily Canzoneri
Alyssa Maniscalco and Alexander Ras
Maureen Morris

Grade 4
Elizabeth Suarez and Cathy Stirrat
Mia Greco
Erin Maywald
Kristen Morreale and Jennifer Lio
Carrie Vidakovic

Grade 5
Maria L’Heureux
Lisa Smaldon
Enrico Perciballi
Pamela Gollin and Valerie Valinoti

Grade 6
Craig Caputo and Amy McVetty
Valerie Cassano
Rena Diasio
Deborah Hastings and Amy McVetty
Michelle Kiernan

Christine DiDio
Janis Boremski

Building Aide
Maria Mancini

Classroom Aides
Michele Agueros
Linda Betz
Diane Buitrago
Eva Castro
Briana Ciambra
Jill Graziano
Saima Latif
Leigh Norris
Constancia Robinson
Doreen Romano
Christine Taylor

Custodial Staff
Larry Michel
Adam Ray
John Rofrano

Marcella Capobianco
Jennifer Cymbler

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

Teresa Bolz
Roxanne MacDonald

Anne-Marie Apollo
Kristen Lees

Media Aide
Sherry Bipath

Gregory Hart
Johanna Land
Mary Frances Scott
William Shelley

Noon-Hour Aides
Angela Ciullo
Marie Fico
Gloria Gibbons
Olga Mackay
Maria Matranga
Shehla Nadeem
Asha Persaud
Joanne Pellegrino
Donna Richardson
Lorraine Seminerio

Noon-Hour Supervisor
James DiLeonardo

Janice Nolan

Occupational Therapist
Sherley Fils-Aime

Physical Education
Janet Miller
Rob Primeggia
Peter Schwasick
Carrie Lundgren

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Dr. Jennifer Leest

Elizabeth Abballe
Diane Gorman
Stephanie Fleischer
Jacqueline Rocholl
Mary Ellen Vella

Security Desk
Bettina Castelluzzo
Shelvy Crawford
Shehla Nadeem

Social Worker
Mimi Bass

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

Ewa Jedynak

Talented and Gifted
Richard Rosenfeld

Teaching Assistant Technology
Fran Rosato