Howell Road Elementary School


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Principal’s Message

Welcome Families!

At the heart of Howell Road you will find a devoted team of students, parents, faculty, administrators, and staff whose collaborative spirit results in finding success in each other, some way, every day. We delight in the fact that our student body is representative of a wealth of various cultural backgrounds. The experiences that each one of us brings into our Howell “home” are valued, respected, and included as we find a common bond that is grounded in two principles. We believe that having a genuine sense of belonging to our school community is paramount to the success of our students. We also continuously strive to promote that we treat others the way we want to be treated.

With every beginning at Howell, from the momentous first day of the school year in September to the routine start of a school day as the year progresses and finally draws to a close, we are proud to offer our young scholars a high­-quality, engaging curriculum. Challenging academic and varied social­-emotional learning experiences are thoughtfully crafted to propel our students through their elementary school years and beyond. In addition to traditional academic areas, students are encouraged to develop their interests and talents in the areas of music, art, physical education, and technology.

We believe in the promise of the yet to be or the yet to come as we guide all of our young scholars on their journey of learning in a nurturing environment where they may confidently take the risks that promote meaningful experiences. Children soar through stages of learning and development at varying rates. As a compassionate community of learners, we embrace these differences and strive to provide the necessary, yet flexible, levels of support, instruction, and encouragement that allow our students to participate both academically and socially in an inclusive learning environment.


As your principal, I sincerely welcome you into the exceptional community of learners that is at the heart of Howell Road Elementary School.


Frank Huplosky




1475 Howell Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580


(516) 568-6130

Faculty & Staff


Frank Huplosky


Kristen Becker
Dieisha Devore
Rachel Jean-Claude
Danielle Vitulli


Debra LaBruzzi
Julianne Mashkow / Adrianne Mehan
Veronica Oquendo

Grade 1

Kaela King
Lisa Mulqueen / Natalie Gregorek
Debra Robbins-Jean

Grade 2

Nancy Faccio
Barbara Farrell
Vanessa Kelly / Melissa Langer

Grade 5

Susan Simeone / Maureen Byrnes
Matthew Stashin
Maria Teh-Bradley


Gifted & Talented

Instructional Coaches

Denise Simone (Math)
Cindy Gervasi (Literacy)
Cindia Alvarado (Technology)


Math Specialist

Alexandra Ferrara
Nancy Sferrazza


Jeremy Arndt
Nicole Boyle
Christie Mancuso

Occupational Therapist

Physical Education

Physical Therapist

Shoshana Bazini


Leslie Gulkis
Afshan Nasir

Reading Specialists

Social Worker

Yashmira Devine

Speech Therapists

Ilene Ganz

Building Aide

Carmela Cirelli

Classroom Aides

Carolina Albert
Patricia Centorcelli
Laurie D’Aprile
Angela Lochan
Laleta Muneshwar
Nadine Murray
Lisa Pace
Fabiola Times
Amy Urso
Loredana Waldron
Jeanette Wilson
Deborah Zagorski

Custodial Staff

Rinaldo Gandolfi
Gary Palma
Richard Trafficanda Jr.
Joseph Tytone

Media Aide

Stephanie Daniil


Noon-Hour Aides

Fardeen Alam
Irene Cavaliere
Moiza Faraz
Jesica Kepic
Debby Stuart
Saima Tabassum


Elizabeth Reyes

Guidance Counselor

Ryan Boyle


Peggy Esposito
Valerie Logreira Jordan

Security Desk

Houda Chefchaouni
Damien Cumbie (Day)
Jerell Lottman (Evening)