Westhill High School Staff Directory


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Administration

 NameTitlePhoneRoomOther
 Michael RinaldiPrincipal(203) 977-4838Finch Office​

@whs_principal

 Robert AyalaAssistant Principal, 12th Grade(203) 977-6683

Freshman Office

 
 Claudia Obas-LeGareAssistant Principal, 10th Grade(203) 977-4484Raynor Office 
 Peter RinaldiAssistant Principal, 9th Grade(203) 977-5322Freshman Office 
 PJ WaxAssistant Principal, 11th Grade(203) 977-5957400s Office near 435@whsviking_ap
 Tom PereiraDean of Students(203) 977-5305Freshman Office/507/The Halls

@DeanofVikings

 Richard CeroneAthletic Director

(203) 977-4696

Freshman Gym Office@WesthillAD
 Elizabeth DukesExecutive Secretary(203) 977-4838Finch Office​ 

Agriscience

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther

 

Virginia CipollaTeacher - Program Coordinator (203) 977-2747 
 Stacy CascioSAE Coordinator (203) 977-4974 
 Christine Gilbert (Martin)Teacher (203) 977-4974

@AgWithMsGilbert

 Danielle Marenholz (Jeffries)TeacherAG 1(203) 977-4974@FFAMarenholz
 Ashley Porter-CollinsTeacher (203) 977-4974 

Athletics

 NameTitlePhoneRoomWebsite
 Richard Cerone

Athletic Director

(203) 977-4696

Freshman Gym Officewesthillathletics.org

Career & Technical Education

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther
 Kim KumarTeacher - Department Chair 

(203) 977-5617

 
 Michael BarbisLong Term Substitute   
 Vanessa Coy-KenyherczTeacher 221  
 Robert JordanTeacher   
 

Ramla Kasraoui

Teacher   
 Max KolbTeacher   
 Karen KurtzTeacher11/117 

Website

 Tanesha PoyserTeacher   
 Nicole SansoneTeacher   
 Stephen TemeliniTeacher223 

Website

Custodial Staff

NameTitlePhone
Dominick PlaterotiHead Custodian 1ext. 4488

Mike Magnoli 

Night Leadext. 4488

Derrick Bartlett

Custodian 
George BernardoCustodian 
Revie CatchingsCustodian 
Dave KadegCustodian 

Jesse Macintosh

Custodian 

Mike Mammone

Custodian 

Alvin McKeithen, Jr

Custodian 

Vincent Mignogno

Custodian 

Rueben Ponce

Custodian 

English

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther
 Christine WheelerTeacher - Department Chair220(203) 977-5628

@christineannewh

 

Bridget Baird

Teacher412/216  
 Erica BrunnerTeacher602  
 Stephanie CahillTeacher434  
 Amy CalandroTeacher

429

  
 

Cristina Castelo

Teacher605  
 Welles Purcell LTS for Joe CelcisTeacher

222

  
 Maria DeAngelisTeacher

406

  
 Drew DenbaumTeacher428  
 Robin DenningerTeacher213  
 

Emily Korn

Teacher

215

  
 Flora LlamasTeacher608  
 Mark LukasTeacher

400

  
 Kristen Iadarola LTS for Tiffani McKenzieTeacher

601

  
 Jeanie Melfi-SmithTeacher - AVID

611

  
 Jay PinsinceTeacher219  
 Marcy Mangels LTS for Jessica ReapTeacher402  
 Kim RubackLong-term Substitute Teacher606  
 Kate TobinTeacher

432/202b

(203) 977-5891

@TobinInProgress

 Michael von WahldeTeacher216  
 Ruth-Terry WaldenTeacher

431

  
 David WooleyTeacher224  

English Language Learners

 NamesdTitlePhoneRoomOther
 Jose Ortiz-RiveraTeacher - Department Chair(203) 977-5635200s 
 Angie Alicea (Bonilla)Teacher 318Website
 Marcie FrishmanTeacher 425 
 Bonnie Kelley-YoungTeacher 425 
 Cara Labourdette Reading Specialist EL Services   
 Nula MilikuTeacher 214 
 Asaka Niwa-RrustemiTeacher 217 
 Emma PerezTeacher 306 
 Emma RomanovaTeacher 207 
 Zhanna TubisTeacher 116 

Family Engagement

 NameTitlePhoneOther
 

Giselle Robalino

Parent Facilitator (English / Español)(203) 977-5532 

JROTC

 NameTitleRoomPhone
 Major (R) William WeberSenior Army Instructor14(203) 977-5075
 

Command Sergeant Major (R) Al Almeida

Army Instructor13(203) 977-5075

Math

 NameTitle

Room

PhoneOther
 Michael CapriottiTeacher - Department ChairMath Office/316/304/320(203) 977-5619 
 Arlene AppelTeacher316  
 Fatme AyoubTeacher508  
 Ellen AshkinTeacher

303

  
 Jennifer D'ArrigoTeacher

510

  
 Kawtar GhadouaniTeacher319  
 Diana JimenezTeacher - Bilingual

322

  
 Vibha KhetanTeacher

302

  
 Sally KiefferTeacher

324

  
 Anamaria MalagisiTeacher507  
 Catherine ManningTeacher

320

  
 Georgianna ManzinoTeacher300  
 Olga MirontchikTeacher

511

  
 Sharon O'BrienTeacher

509

  
 Govind OjhaTeacher

323

  
 Hanna SalehTeacher512  
 Chandan SarkarTeacher413/414 

Website

 Kristin TennentTeacher

427/414

  
 Stephen WeintraubTeacher

301

  

Media Center

 NameTitlePhone
 Jan BenedictDepartment Head(203) 977-5637
 Ruth LetsonMedia Specialist

(203) 977-4486

 Jamie AntonucciMedia aide(203) 977-4486

On-Track Coordinators

 NameTitle

Room

PhoneOther
 Godfrey AzimaOn-Track CoordinatorFreshman Office(203) 977-4092 
 Laura StabileOn-Track CoordinatorFreshman Office(203) 977-4482 

Other Staff

NameTitlePhone
Pratima MakanjiAccount Clerk 
 Cafeteria Manager(203) 977-4876
Anita BarkanOffice Support Staff 
Jennifer BartletOffice Support Staff 
Nicole Di NardoOffice Support Staff 
Alison CorboOffice Support Staff 

Paraprofessionals

Name
Adriana Acevedo
Sheila Curran
Ashton Dominique
Cynthia Green
George Hoffecker
George Johnson
Loretta McCadden
Tom Mitchell
Stephanie Nedoszytko
Bobby Pavia
Antonietta Petrafesa
Debbie Ritchie
Jenny Rivera
Emelda Romero
Larry Ruffin
Mary Toppo
Dorette Williams
Juledah Wilson

Phys Ed & Health

 NameTitleRoomPhone
 Camille QuattrocchiTeacher - Department Chair500/502(203) 977-4238
 James BertoneTeacher500 
 Brenda BirchTeacherGym(203) 977-6144
 Barbara CikatzTeacher504 
 Susan CutoloTeacher

502

 
 Kevin DeAngeloTeacherGym/503(203) 977-5976
 William KurtzTeacherGym(203) 977-4496
 Stanley LamourTeacherGym/503(203) 977-5976
 

Megan Malloy

TeacherGym/501(203) 977-6144
 DJ MulvanyTeacherGym(203) 977-4496
 Michael RivelesTeacherGym/503

(203) 977-4496

 Marcia Sher-KalterTeacherGym/501/Dance/Yoga Studio(203) 977-6144

School Counseling

 NameTitleRoomPhoneSocial Media
 Paola OchoaSchool Counselor - Department HeadCareer Center(203) 977-4483@westhillcounselors
 Joseph AndrewsSchool CounselorMain Office(203) 977-5514@westhillcounselors
 Ashley BunnSchool CounselorMain Office(203) 977-5992@westhillcounselors
 Melissa DunsmoreSchool CounselorMain Office(203) 977-5747@westhillcounselors
 Aland JosephSchool CounselorMain Office(203) 977-4697@westhillcounselors
 Mark MarchesaniSchool Counselor

Career Center

(203) 977-5750@westhillcounselors
 Mindy MidySchool Counselor

Career Center

(203) 977-4499@westhillcounselors
 Spiro MilasSchool CounselorCareer Center(203) 977-5748@westhillcounselors
 Erica Schaedler LTS for Christine MitchellSchool CounselorCareer Center(203) 977-4431@westhillcounselors
 

Tanya Small

School CounselorMain Office(203) 977-4503@westhillcounselors
 Thomas StepkoskiSchool CounselorCareer Center(203) 977-5535@westhillcounselors
 

Nicole Vazquez

School CounselorCareer Center(203) 977-4501@westhillcounselors

School Psychologists

 NameTitlePhone
 Judith QuinnPsychologist(203) 977-6653
 Teresa TelescoPsychologist(203) 977-5745

Science

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther
 Diane McNamaraTeacher - Department Chair308(203) 977-5629 
 Wendy Bosco (Clark)Teacher613 Website
 John DePeanoTeacher304  
 Laura DoditaTeacher115  
 Amparo FabreTeacher315  
 

Kathryn Gentle

Teacher612  
 Anna-Marie GiblenTeacher - Bilingual

615

  
 Carley GrantTeacher310 @cgrantscience
 Emily HandyTeacher113  
 Raj KumarTeacher

112

  
 Jennifer LeveilleTeacher

307

  
 Jennifer MigianoTeacher114 Website
 Charlotte MillerTeacher616 Website
 Sean OtterspoorTeacher, TPDL, Webmaster305 Website
 Miriam Oviasu-EgegeTeacher109  
 Marianna PaoliniTeacher321  
 Neal PerryTeacher313  
 Sandra SotoTeacher

614

 Website
 Erin SpataTeacher

309

  
 Jules StabileTeacher

107

  

Security

NameTitlePhone

Alvin Frager

Security - Department Headext. 4758
Darlene BirchSecurity 
Kareem BrivettSecurity 
Luis GilSecurity 
Elreatha NewtonSecurity 
Gordon PerdueSecurity 
Sean SegoviaSecurity 
Ramona SpinelliSecurity 

Jamar Smith

Security - Conflict Mediator 
Gloria WhitakerSecurity - Conflict Mediator 

Social Studies

 NameTitle

Room

Phone
 Lisa ForbesTeacher - Department Chair424(203) 977-4495
 

Francisco Ahumada

Teacher603 
 Katherine BegetisTeacher600 
 Sheryl BerkleyTeacher407 
 Kristine CoyleTeacher

411

 
 Dan DevineTeacher610 
 Kaylin EnglishTeacher603 
 

Stephen Falcone

Teacher415 
 Tyson KubickTeacher

420

 
 David McFillinTeacher

423

 
 Maria MiraballesTeacher433 
 Avalyn Mitchell-SokolovicTeacher607 
 Todd PageTeacher410 
 Joseph PetroneTeacher

417

 
 Owen SandovalTeacher - Bilingual

419

 
 Scott StoneTeacher604 
 Erin TaylorTeacher

418

 
 Laura TintleTeacher

405

 
 Patrick WhiteTeacher416 

Social Workers

 NameTitlePhone
 

Nicole Morse

Social Worker 
 Elba Quinones

Social Worker - Bilingual

 
 

Melissa Rosales

Social Worker 
 Alexis SchwachSocial Worker(203) 977-5616

Special Education

 NameTitleRoomPhone
 Elayne CuttittaTeacher - Department Chair409/401/Raynor Office(203) 977-4463
 Stefanie AivalisTeacher

609

 
 

Abbie Beckoff

Teacher  
 Joseph DeVellisTeacher & Head Football Coach

401

 
 Dawn ForgioneTeacher513 
 

Larissa Gethard

Teacher  
 Jesse GlaudeTeacher102 
 Haydee GoldsteinTeacher

505

 
 Amy LearyTeacher

314

(203) 977-5788
 

Ricky McBride

Teacher409 
 Erin MontaineTeacher314(203) 977-5788
 Patty NestorTeacher

209

 
 Mary NicholsTeacher

404

 
 Steve PeltaTeacher101 
 

Reuben Pierre-Louis

Teacher  
 Carlos RojasTeacher - Bilingual  
 

Randi Shock

Teacher  
 Nicole VeachTeacher314 
 

Denise Winne

Teacher  

Special Services

NameTitlePhoneRoomOther

Diane Gamse

Teacher of Students with Hearing Impairment   

Sampos Rajachack

Occupational Therapy

   

Arelis Cepeda

Physical Therapy

   

Shelly Woolf

Speech and Language    

Melanie Gustin

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment   

Student Health Center

NameTitlePhone
Jean FerreroNurse(203) 977-4487
Julette SurgeonNurse(203) 977-4487
Toni Buccino ext. 4937
Heather Dawson ext. 4937
Jennifer DeVito ext. 4937
Ana Granda ext. 4937
Cristina Oliveira ext. 4937

Visual and Performing Arts

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther
 Robin KonradTeacher - Department Chair07(203) 977-5634@rkonart
 Jonathan CurriChoir Director

118/09

  
 Mat DiGiovannaTeacher09/08/06  
 Tamara DilworthTeacher08 

Website

 Deborah FurlettiTeacher

12

 @furlettiatwhs | Google Drive
 Elizabeth MoncureTeacher

06

  
 Melissa NesbittTeacher11 @mrs.nesbittsartfromthehill | Google Drive
 

Catherine Ramsey

Teacher05/10  
 Michael WyattInstrumental Music Director

15/09

(203) 977-4426

Webpage | @WesthillHSBand

 

Nina Zachary

Teacher10/05  

Westhill Parent Teacher Student Organization

Executive BoardNamePhoneEmail
Co-PresidentsElicia Lang203-322-6290Contact
Co-PresidentsMelissa Friedman203-329-6567Contact
VP of CommunicationsJudy Klym203-921-9039Contact
VP of FundraisingDeb Ehret203-968-8054Contact
VP of Non-FundraisingTara Shapiro203-536-7912Contact
SecretaryTeresa Colegrave203-246-4161Contact
TreasurerSandra McDonald203-249-4890Contact
PT Council RepAlyssa Wallen203-968-8862Contact
Teacher RepresentativesOpenOpenOpen
Teacher RepresentativesJoe Andrews203-977-4477Contact
Members at LargeMichelle Rawicz203-273-2308Contact
Members at LargeDoris Frattaroli Contact
Committee ChairsNamePhoneEmail
After PromJenny Fuchs914-772-8822Contact
After PromBarbara Friedlander203-912-3314Contact
Backpack ProgramJeannie Kriftcher203-329-3431Contact
Backpack ProgramLiz Rubin203-253-1980Contact
Off the Rack ProgramSue Boria203-595-0899Contact

Donors Choose

OpenOpenOpen
Spiritwear SalesTeresa Fritz203-322-1524Contact
Spiritwear SalesOpenOpenOpen
Stop and Shop CardsAndrea Greenburg203-979-7134Contact
School Photo DaysBeth St James203-517-7189Contact
Raffle FundraiserOpenOpenOpen
Social FundraiserOpenOpenOpen
Social FundraiserOpenOpenOpen
Staff Holiday Breakfast and AppreciationMary Schiro Contact
Staff Holiday Breakfast and AppreciationViolet Veseli203-536-4603Contact
Senior BrunchOpenOpenOpen
Staff LunchOpen  (2 chairs)OpenOpen
Career CenterNamePhoneEmail
Jr. Book AwardsAlyssa Wallen203-968-8862Contact
OpenOpenOpenOpen
ScholarshipsMara Hammerman Contact
College visitsMelissa Friedman203-329-6567Contact

Westhill School Governance Council

NameTitle
Michael RinaldiPrincipal
Richard CeroneFaculty Representative
Maria DeAngelisFaculty Representative
Mark MarchesaniFaculty Representative
Sue Boria

Parent Representative

Jenny Fuchs

Parent Representative

Rick Smeriglio

Parent Representative

Patty Denham Travaglino

Parent Representative

Alyssa Wallen

Parent Representative

Jennifer DiGiacomo

Community Representative

Sandy Menendez-Aponte

Community Representative

Mona Mitri

Community Representative

World Language

 NameTitleRoomPhoneOther
 Ann HerzTeacher - Department Chair202(203) 977-5618 
 Nathalia AlvarezTeacher208 Website
 

Leda Andersen

Teacher421  
 Moises CabanillasTeacher218  
 Josie CostaTeacher

211

  
 Joel DiazTeacher202  
 

Len Lavallee

Teacher

435

  
 Pier MagnificoTeacher

201

  
 Gisele MurrayTeacher205  
 Laura NelsonTeacher

204

  
 Jessica PetrizziTeacher200  
 Carmina PopescuTeacher212