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 and Fiona Hobbs
AnnMarie Ciociano
Kathleen Ianuale

Grade 2
Donna Buehre
Jayne Carey
Diane Corr and Kristine LaCroix
Caroline Vidakovic

Grade 3
Christine Seaman
Jennifer Navarra
Alyssa Iannotti
Maureen Morris and Andrea Petersen

Grade 4
Anne Marie Gershowitz
Elizabeth Suarez
Mia Greco
Erin Maywald and Timothy Hynes
Kristen Morreale and Jennifer Lio

Grade 5
Heather Cea and Emily Canzoneri
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

Christine DiDio

Building Aide
Maria Mancini

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

Custodial Staff
Roberto Carreras, Jr.
Adam Ray
John Rofrano
Michael Sensale
Michael Lovaglio

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
Kristina Howley
Olga Mackay
Maria Matranga
Asha Persaud
Donna Richardson
Lorraine Seminerio
Helen Vendome

Lunch Hour Supervisor
Delayne Somma

Janice Nolan

Occupational Therapist
Sherley Fils-Aime

Physical Education
Janet Miller
Rob Primeggia

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Dr. Jennifer Leest

Elizabeth Abballe
Diane Gorman
Stephanie Fleischer
Jacqueline Rocholl
Mary Ellen Vella

Security Desk
Shehla Nadeem (Day)
Sarah Calle-Patino (Night)

Social Worker
Mimi Bass

Special Education
Emily Canzoneri
Fiona Hobs
Fiona Fischer
Jennifer Lio
Amy McVetty
Andrea Petersen
Valerie Valinoti

Ewa Jedynak

Gifted and Talented
Richard Rosenfeld

Teaching Assistant Technology
Fran Rosato