Willow Road Elementary School


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Principal’s Message

The Willow Road School students, staff and families make our school a very special place. Throughout our building, one will always find a ready smile along with a spirit of kindness and collaboration. Our staff is committed to creating a learning environment that allows students to flourish and reach their maximum potential, through high quality instruction and support for social and emotional wellbeing. We are committed to developing lifelong learners, by providing students every opportunity to demonstrate creativity, while fostering an appreciation for individual differences. We believe every child is unique and capable of their highest potential being immersed in a positive, supportive, and innovative environment. It is our sincere ambition to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a very important member of the Willow Family. It is an honor to serve as the principal of the Willow Road School. I am grateful to be an integral component of a community where families, staff, and students truly care for one another through relationship building, academic growth and emotional wellbeing. As we very often say, “If someone hasn’t told you yet today, we are here to tell you; You are awesome!”

Welcome to the Willow Road School.

Rosalie Ambrosio




880 Catalpa Drive
Franklin Square, NY 11010


(516) 568-6640

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Faculty & Staff


Rosalie Ambrosio


Mary Danna
Taylor Nisen
Vicky Mitchell / Carolanne Wahl
Katherine Pulvidente
Alyssa Rivera
Amanda Roach
Hilary Whitney-Rene




Grade 1

Christine Coryell
Bryan Donovan
Jillian Mendes
Antonella Sciscioli




Grade 2

Cynthia Ambadjes
Tristen Simmons / Lisa Amato
Melanie VanEron

Grade 3

Nanci Brochhagen / Lisa Gimbel
Suzi Cirakoglu
Lisa Wilson

Grade 4

Matt Costantino
Greer White
Michelle Lepe / Lisa Amato


Grade 5

Deanna Cappello
Donna Gonzalez / Mario Romeo



Grade 6

Karen Higgins
Sharon Marrione / Debra McDonald
Jeanette Walters



Christine Robinson
Soneya Bonetti

Gifted & Talented

Instructional Coaches

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


Carole Anne Weik


Math Specialist

Lauren Cassidy
Noele Villa

Occupational Therapist

Physical Education

Peter Gatto
Elias Gaston

Physical Therapist

Shoshana Bazini



Karen Jason
Leslie Gulkis

Reading Specialists

Mairead Dorry
Ilona Goldstein
Heather Lanning

Social Worker

Jamey Schechter


Speech Therapists

Pamela Doodnauth
Maura Lachance
Kristina Karouzakis
Jennifer Martin

Teaching Assistants

Jason Ambadjes
Deanna Gisonda
Patricia Sullivan
Dulfay Auintero

Building Aide

Catherine Kasiotis


Classroom Aides

Nermin Abdelsayed
Colleen Accardi
Lillian Armocida
Patricia Babst
Deborah Blyskal
Elizabeth Cascio
Charlene Case
Deanna DeBartalomeo
Sandy Gagstetter
Mandy Hornick
Mahmoona Imtiaz
Haydee Jawad
Diane Gonzalez
JoAnn Karalis
Ann Lochan
Carol Lucente
Marianne McKinley
Dawn Moreno
Maria Napolitano
Eman Nawar
Julia Peets
Marissa Persaud
Gaetana Rigano
Jackie (Juanita) Stern
Andrew Sulton
Margaret Tosca
Christina Vila

Custodial Staff

William Buchanan
Roberto Carreras
Lisa Centore
Charles Messler

Media Aide

Vidya Lochan

Noon-Hour Aides

Susan Peluso
Mona Ramnath-Deodat
Janet Mason
Christine Masotto

Noon-Hour Supervisor

Justine Lewis



Shannon Davanzo

Guidance Counselor

Ryan Boyle


Janice Buontempo
Debbie McDougall

Security Desk

Josephine LoRe