Willow Road Elementary School

880 Catalpa Drive
Franklin Square, NY 11010

Phone: (516) 568-6640
Principal: Ms. Rosalie Ambrosio

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Principal’s Message:

Welcome to Willow Road School!

The start of the school year is filled with excitement and allows for endless possibilities. We are looking forward to welcoming back our Willow Road School wildcats and to extending a warm welcome to our new students. As Willow Road’s new principal, this is especially true for me. I look forward to meeting all members of the Willow Road School Community.

The children at the Willow Road School are the heart of our building and we are dedicated to their success. Hence, our faculty, staff, and administration are completely committed to creating a caring and kind environment in which to learn and flourish. We fully embrace the belief of an unlimited potential within children, along with their desire to learn. Social and emotional learning is equally important to the healthy development of our children. For this reason, the district has adopted the Ruler Program, an integrated social emotional curriculum that is focused on ensuring that our students can effectively express their feelings and share what’s important to them about being a part of the Willow Road School Community.

As parents, your partnership is a critical foundation that we count on to continue to build the staircase to high achievement for our children. We will continue to expect and honor your support and dedication as it solidifies our concentrated efforts ensuring overall student success. We encourage your participation at all levels and we thank you for your ongoing contributions.

I’m bursting with pride to be the new principal at the Willow Road Elementary School and I know that as a team we will ensure a nurturing year of learning and growing together.

Staff List


Rosalie Ambrosio

Dorothea Cornetta
Patricia Curcio

Faculty & Staff:

Victoria Mitchell
Ruth Palazzolo
Katherine Pulvidente
Gail Shaw
Vita Tringone
Carolanne Wahl

Grade 1
Christine Coryell
Greer Kroshin
Jillian Mendes
Melanie VanEron

Grade 2
Mary Danna
Cynthia Richards
Maria Romeo
Debra Ann Zucchero

Grade 3
Nanci Brochhagen
Susan Cirakoglu
Maria Romeo

Grade 4
Matthew Costantino
Erica Nemzer
Antonella Sciscioli
Paula Shulman

Grade 5
Deanna Cappello
Lisa Gimbel
Donna Gonzalez

Grade 6
Maureen Byrnes
Karen Higgins
Michele Kiernan
Sharon Marrione
Lisa Roberti
Paula Shulman

Donna Geidel

Building Aide
Lorraine Grosso

Classroom Aides
Colleen Accardi
Eileen Antonucci
Lillian Armocida
Patricia Babst
Deborah Blyskal
Janice Buontempo
Randi Carcione
Irene Costanzo
Toniann DiMartino
Sandy Gagstetter
Denise Gianesses
Diane Gonzalez
JoAnn Karalis
Irina Lebedeva
Ann Lochan
Carol Lucente
Patricia Parla
Dulfay Quintero
Josephine Silverstein
Peggy Tosca
Christina Vila

Custodial Staff
Alexander Arata
William Buchanan
Charles Messler
Mark Schillow

Anna Bongiorno

Gifted and Talented
Richard Rosenfeld

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

Carole Anne Welk

Math Specialist
Lauren Cassidy

Media Aide
Debra McDougall

Kristan Nordquist
Cynthia Shannon

Noon-Hour Aides
Ida Ammatuna
Cathy Carlino
Julia Carucci
Frances DiMaggio
Millie Hendrickson
Louis Lucente
Christine Masotto
Corinne Wilenski

Noon-Hour Supervisor
Paul Lotz

Michelle Vitalo

Occupational Therapist
Christina DelGais

Physical Education
Peter Gatto
Cindi Gomez

Physical Therapist
Shoshana Bazini

Mindy Berlin
Dr. Karen Jason

Mairead Dorry
Ilona Goldstein
Kati Miano

Security Desk
Andrea Colletti
Josephine LoRe
Susan Parisi

Social Worker
Mimi Bass

Special Education
Maureen Byrnes
Lisa Gimbel
Greer Korshin
Lisa Roberti
Maria Romeo
Antonella Sciscioli
Paula Shulman
Carolanne Wahl
Debra Ann Zucchero

Pamela Doodnauth
Maura Lachance
Irene Pilavas

Teaching Assistants
Jason Ambadjes
Kerri Collura
Joseph Consolazio
Janine DiVerde
Nancy Gioia
Tamika Grubb
Deborah McNally