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Staff Directory

West Hempstead High School

Administration
Principal
Alvaro Escobar  
(Principal)
Assistant Principal
Michele Lambo-Maron  
(Assistant Principal)
Assistant Principal & Director of Guidance
Adam T. Hopkins  
Faculty & Staff
Teachers
Melissa Benson  
(Math Teacher)
Nicole Blier  
(Music Teacher)
Dean Bourazeris  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Joseph Cangemi  
(Director of STEM)
Erik Carlsen  
(Music Teacher)
Dominic Carre  
(Physical Education/Health Teacher)
Jeannette Casto  
(English Teacher)
Edward Cosgrove  
(Science Teacher)
Diane Cutrone  
(Special Education Teacher)
Maria D'Angelo  
(Teacher Assistant)
Philip D'Elia  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Sheila Dempsey  
(Special Education - Science)
Nicholas DiBenedetto  
(ENL)
Daniel DiPasquale  
(Music Teacher)
Michele DiRico  
(Special Education)
Ryan Dooley  
(Physical Education)
Patricia Dunbar Lepanto  
(English Teacher)
Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke  
(Director of IEO/Music/Art - 516-390-3128)
Lili Ferguson  
(ENL Teacher)
Robert Ferrigno  
(English Teacher)
Elizabeth Fuentes  
(Psychologist)
Joanne Gallipoli  
(Teacher Assistant)
Robert Gewirtz  
(Physical Education/Health Teacher)
Colin Grey  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Chad Hanna  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Julie Healey  
(English)
Tracy Hutt  
(Physical Education Teacher)
Chrissy Imhof  
(Art Teacher)
Dana Kalinowski  
(Science Teacher)
Kristen Kearns  
(Special Education Teacher)
Sarah Konovitch  
(Special Education Teacher)
Jared Kufta  
(English Teacher)
Sandra Kurzban  
(Math Teacher)
Gina LaRosa  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Christine Lavin  
(Spanish Teacher)
Jacqueline Lawson  
(English Teacher)
Ellen Layburn  
(Art Teacher)
Theresa Lent  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Jaime Lind  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Harry Loizides  
(Math Teacher)
Nancy Lufrano-Gunyan  
(Speech Teacher)
Pamela Marder  
(Math Teacher)
Diane Marion  
(Teacher Assistant)
Lisa McCarthy  
(English Teacher)
Seamus McEntee  
(Social Worker)
James McKinstry  
(Special Education Teacher)
Natasha Mejia  
(World Languages Teacher)
Adam Mills  
(Special Education Teacher)
Christopher Mistretta  
(Director, PE, Health & Athletics)
Joanne Morgan  
(Director of PPS)
Christopher Okpych  
(Science Teacher)
Michael Paul  
(Social Studies Teacher)
Karen Perri  
(Science Teacher)
Linda Ragin  
(Guidance Counselor)
Christine Ragucci  
(Reading Teacher)
Laura Ritrovato  
(World Languages Teacher)
Amy Rogan  
(English Teacher)
Cassie Ross-Dinin  
(Art Teacher)
Cathieann Rowland  
(Math Teacher)
Starr Sackstein  
(Director of Humanities - 516-390-3255)
Irene Scavelli  
(Teacher Assistant)
Laurie Schinners  
(Art Teacher)
Karen Schreiber  
(Guidance Counselor)
Donna Seeberger  
(Guidance Counselor)
Christopher Senia  
(Math Teacher)
Meg Shannon  
(Special Education Teacher)
Michael Silberman  
(Business Teacher)
Doris Stanojev  
(Assistant Director of PPS)
Barbara Stern  
(Library Media Specialist)
Tasha Swittenberg  
(Teaching Assistant)
Tasha Swittenberg  
Jillian Tammany  
(Guidance Counselor)
Robert Tobia  
(Science Teacher)
Erica Torres  
(Psychologist)
Dianna Towers  
(Special Education Teacher)
Salvatore Trupia  
(Science Teacher)
Madeline Valencia  
(ENL Teacher)
Michael Valentino  
(Physical Education Teacher)
Denis Villacorta  
(World Languages Teacher)
Daisy Weinstein  
(World Languages Teacher)
Julie Weiss  
(English Teacher)
Andrew Wilson  
(Math Teacher)
Stephanie Withopf  
(Special Education Teacher)
Lejla Xhelili  
(Family & Consumer Science (FACS))
James Ypsilantis  
(Science Teacher)
Rosemary Zuluaga  
(Science Teacher)
Staff
Patricia Anderson  
(Main Office Clerk)
Toni Ann Diggins  
(Athletics Secretary)
Debra Ferchland
(PPS)
Anna Maria Fortanasce  
(Principal's Secretary)
Louisa Girardi  
(PPS Secretary)
Diane Hill  
(Clerk, Guidance Department)
Maria Lavrigata  
(PPS)
Lynne Pirro
(PPS)
Elizabeth Sarro
(PPS)
Daurene Scianimanico  
(Main Office Secretary)
Marilyn Sweeney  
(Guidance)
Nancy Tricarico  
(Data Clerk)
Laurette Tytone  
(Attendance)
Susan Weiss-Brociner  
(AP Secretary)
Pat Wood  
(Nurse)