James A. Dever Elementary School

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Principal’s Message

Welcome to James A. Dever Elementary School!

At Dever, community and family are cornerstones of what makes our school so special. The faculty and staff, along with the administration, are intensely committed to working together with parents and caregivers, and the greater Valley Stream Thirteen community, to provide the children with nothing but the best we have to offer.The first thing that strikes you when you come to Dever is that our school is a happy place. You are greeted with a smile and everyone is ready and willing to lend a helping hand. The faculty and staff are intensely collegial, and each works diligently to foster this sense of community. Additionally, they take very personally the task at hand – to ensure that each and every child develops to their fullest potential; academically, socially, and emotionally. Ask any child, and they will tell you that they love their school, and more importantly, that they are excited and love to come to school. It is here that they find a challenging and nurturing environment in which to test their abilities, make explorations and discoveries, construct meaning, and to make achievements that they can be proud of and celebrate. Ask any parent, and they will tell you that Dever provides opportunities for everyone to participate in and to be a part of this special learning community. Our extremely active parents work cooperatively with the school to enrich our children’s educational experience, both during and after school. We encourage citizenship and courtesy, along with caring and sharing. That’s what makes our school so special. Together we work to monitor and further our progress toward extremely high, but realistic standards, seek out novel and creative ways to improve our instructional endeavors, and to constantly strive for excellence. That’s what makes Dever so special.

Darren Gruen

Principal

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Address

585 North Corona Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580-2099

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Phone

(516) 568-6120

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Faculty & Staff

Kindergarten

Tara Gunzel
Nicole Arcario
Megan Ross
Michele DiScala
Megan Lupo

Grade 1

Alyssa Ventura
Debra O’Connor
Marla Francaviglia/Bonney Goldberg 

Grade 2

Laure Salvatore/Joan Seidl
Stacey LoBello
Denise DeMeo

Grade 3

Anne O’Sullivan / Alyssa Bentz
Caroline Nickels
Laure Greene

Grade 4

Noelle Rogers
Stephanie Lotito/Kim Pierson
Grace Wohlfahrt

Grade 6

J.J Weiner/Marissa Nicoletti
Paula Scavelli
Parita Domadia 

Subjects

Gifted & Talented

Instructional Coaches

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

Librarian

Thomas Mullen

Math Specialist

Kimberly Ward
Noella Villa

Music

Johanna Land
Glenn Guidone
Matthew Spinks

Occupational Therapist

Physical Education

Carrie Lundgren
Peter Schwasnick

Physical Therapist

Shoshana Bazini

Psychologist

Dr. Susan Nissen

Reading Specialists

Annemarie Gunn
Heather Lanning
Kati Miano

Social Worker

Debbie Kornfeld

Speech Therapist

Natalka Michaliszyn
Christy Taveira

Building Aide

Joanna Lynch

Classroom Aides

Jessia Ariola
Jennifer Avitabile
Narjis Baig
Cecilia Burmann
Kaori Delise
Daisy Castillo Hernandez
Jennifer Intravaia
Marie D’Ancona
Virginia Fontaine
JoRae Hafter
Alexis Hampton
Jennifer Jacks
Khushkeep Kaur
Andrew Lunavictoria
Samar Mashreke
Eileen Meyer
Justine O’Connell
Wanda Oree
Mimi Pinello
Debra Szabo

Custodial Staff

Thomas Babst
James Centore
Phil Jeannette
Rene Ramirez

Media Aide

Andrea Colletti

Noon-Hour Aides

Sadia Amir
Tania Arana
Jamela Carvan
Maria Luisi
Therese Ringle
Deanna Ventura
Denise Visceglia

Noon-Hour Supervisor

Regla Belizaire

Nurse

Carolanne Jaffe

Safety Escort

Rosa Rivera
Suzette Wierzbicki

Secretaries

Angela Lucente
Judy Szalyga

Security Desk

Theresa Macchio

Security Officers

Syed Ali
Lonnie Valentine

Guidance Counselor
Ryan Boyle
Teaching Assistants

Nermin Abdelsayed
Albertina Acevedo
Juli Brathwaite
Joseph Consolazio