Wheeler Avenue Elementary School


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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff,

I am honored and delighted to serve as the Principal of this wonderful learning community. At Wheeler Avenue, we strive to provide an engaging and nurturing environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our dedicated team of educators is committed to creating an inclusive and safe school culture where each child feels valued, supported, and encouraged to reach their full potential.

At Wheeler Avenue, we understand the importance of building strong partnerships between the school, families, and the community. We value and encourage open communication and collaboration, recognizing that together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

In addition to a strong academic foundation, we are also dedicated to promoting character development and fostering a love for lifelong learning. Through various programs and activities, we encourage our students to be responsible citizens, show respect for others, and demonstrate empathy and kindness.

We are proud of our diverse and vibrant school community and celebrate the rich cultural backgrounds and experiences that each student brings. We believe that embracing diversity strengthens our school family and prepares our students for success in an ever-changing global society.

I look forward to working with you all as we embark on an exciting and rewarding academic year. Let us partner together to create an exceptional educational experience for our students!

Welcome to Wheeler Avenue School!

Yours in Service,

Dr. Ruth Peets-Butcher,



1 West Wheeler Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580


(516) 568-6140

Wheeler Avenue PTA

Faculty & Staff


Dr. Ruth Peets-Butcher



Amanda Picillo
Amanda Roach/Katherine Pulvidente/Ariann Tulloch


Grade 1

Jennifer Bello / Fiona Hobbs
Annemarie Ciociano
AnneMarie Gershowitz
Kathleen Ianuale

Grade 2

Brittany Bent
Donna Buehre
Diane Corr/Kristine La Croix
Alyssa Gress




Grade 3

Heather Cea
Maureen Morris
Jennifer Navarra
Andrea Petersen
Joelly Quezada
Krystal Rosado
Christine Seaman

Grade 4

Mia Greco
Erin Maywald 
Kristen Morreale/Jennifer Lio
Elizabeth Suarez



Grade 5

Maisha Tippins/Emily Canzoneri
Pamela Gollin
Debbie Hastings
Maria L’Heureux
Valerie Valinoti






Grade 6

Valerie Cassano
Melissa Conicelli
Robert D’Agostino
Rena Diasio
Amy Scolieri







Victor DeNicola
Kelsey Knoop


Stephanie Carsten
Victor DeNicola


Mary Francis Scott
William Shelley
Amy Yencharis
Jeremy Arndt

Physical Education

Janet Miller
Robert Primeggia
Victor DeNicola


Jennifer Cymbler
Marcella Capobianco

Gifted & Talented


Craig Caputo
Kristen Lees
Kevin Mayer



Elizabeth Abballe
Katherine Butler
Jillian Descul
Diane Gorman
Jacqueline Rocholl


Theresa O’Sullivan


School Counselor

Ryan Boyle

Hearing Therapist

Christina DiPaolo

Occupational Therapy

Jaymie Matthew
Alyssa Scialabba

Phyiscal Therapy

Shoshana Bazini



Dr. Jennifer Leest

Speech Therapy

Ewa Jedynak

Social Worker

Sabrina Galeotafiore

Building Aide

Maria Mancini


Classroom Aides

Michelle Agueros
Linda Betz
Sherry Bipath
Michele Campbell
Melissa Clayton
Lana Gerbino
Emma Hemat Jagnanan
Saima Latif
Jhelyssa McLean
Leigh Norris
Michelle Rivera
Brittany Scalli
Bibi Ullah


Lunch Hour Supervisor

Delayne Somma


Noon Hour Aides

Amie Borruso
Maude Boyajian
Michelle Chiarovano
Angela Ciullo
Denise Cona
Leah Crichlow
Barbara Johnson
Lorraine Seminerio
Helen Vendome

Media Aide – Tech

Gabriella Campanelli




Geoffrey Gabaud
Charles Messler
Adam Ray
Adam Sells
Michael Sensale


Mary Browne
Denise Riggio

Security Officers

Nicholas Pascuzzi
Sal Sirchia
Robert Stone Jr.



Zobia Rashid

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