Tara E. Hanley & Kathleen Snow, Assistant Principal
THanley@schools.nyc.gov & KSnow@schools.nyc.gov
Tara E. Hanley and Kathleen Snow are members of the administrative team; they are our assistant principals. They serve as instructional leaders in the building. They plan and implement strategies for professional development to improve skills; knowledge of current trends and research guide their action plans and workshops. As well as an instructional leaders, their common tasks include management roles, dealing with the daily operation of the school, scheduling, crisis intervention, bus and lunchroom supervision, and student discipline. Ms. Hanley and Ms. Snow are members of a few teams: Instructional Lead, Respect For All, Safety, Data, Communication, Student Instructional, Pupil Personal, and Building Response Team.
Kimberly McCorkell is the Math Staff Developer and Academic Intervention Service provider. Along with those roles, she also leads many of the fundraising projects, which include but are not limited to: Box Tops for Education, Penny Harvest, St. Jude's Math-a-thon, LLS Beat Cancer & National Running Day. She is a member of the BRT team, Data team & Instructional Lead team.
Jennifer Crowley, A.I.S.
Jennifer Crowley is the A.I.S. (Academic Intervention Services) Provider at P.S. 222. She is part of the school-based educational professional team that determines the academic intervention needs of students in the school develop targeted strategies for assessing students and determine methods for dealing with academic problems. Administration, teachers and Ms. Crowley monitor on an ongoing basis whether these methods are resulting in increased learning environment. Ms. Crowley shared, “I have been part of the P.S. 222 community for the last 15 years….and love every minute of it.”
John Salvio, Special Education Unit Coordinator
Mr. Salvio has been in multiple special education positions for the past 25 years at P.S. 222. His teaching responsibilities include working with "at risk" students, as well as Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS). If you have questions about the special education process, I.E.P's, Special Education busing problems, Related Service questions, Section 504 accommodations for general education students, he would be the person to speak with.
Mr. Salvio is also a member of the Student Support Team, Safety Committee and The Building Response Team. In these capacities he is a team member who will be here to assist for emergencies and assuring the safety of your children. If you would like to speak with Mr. Salvio, he can be reached directly on 718-375-1401.
Michelle Monahan, Guidance Counselor
Ms. Monahan is a vital member of P.S. 222’s educational team. She helps students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Much of her time is spent meeting with special education students who are mandated to counseling through Individualized Education Plans. She also meets with at-risk students who are having a difficult time in their lives. Ms. Monahan holds classroom lessons on topics such as personal space, respect for all, and bullying prevention. Additionally, she shares the responsibility of middle school articulation with our Parent Coordinator. Ms. Monahan stated, “One of the most enjoyable parts of my job this year was planning our first annual Career Day. Seeing the enjoyment on the faces of our students that day made it all worthwhile.”
AnnMarie Sammon, Social Worker
AnnMarie is a part of the School Assessment Team (SAT), as well as a part of a team that works with children in our Nest program, which serves high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. As part of the SAT, the social worker provides information to parents, conducts social history evaluations, classroom observations and is a part of the team that makes decisions on special education services. The social worker also provides counseling as a special education service. At-risk counseling, crisis intervention and outside resources are provided to P.S. 222 children and families when needed. In the Nest program, the social worker concentrates on the home-school connection, with monthly parent workshops and connections to resources in the community. The social worker also works on referrals and recruitment of students who are candidates for the Nest program.
Judith Radin & Dr. Ariane Schneider, School Psychologists
Ms. Radin works five days a week at P.S. 222 and there is another School Psychologist one day a week, Dr. Ariane Schneider. Their primary role is the identification, evaluation and classification of children with an Educational Disability. The School Psychologist through various assessments including teacher consultation, parent interviews and observations of the child develop an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for a child who has been identified as having an Educational Disability. An Educational Planning Conference is conducted for each child that has been identified as needing an IEP. The School Psychologist also reevaluates children who already have an IEP when services need to be added, changed or terminated on an as needed basis. They also provide support to family members when needed to assist the children in our school that have disabilities and during times of family crisis such as helping make referrals within the community. Other tasks include crisis intervention, at risk counseling (the mandated counseling cases are currently being seen by the Guidance Counselor and Social Worker), attending Student Support Team Meetings and consulting with both General and Special Education Teachers to help students achieve educational , social and emotional success.
Vincent DiPalermo, SETSS
As the Special Education Teacher Support Service (SETSS) teacher, Mr.DiPalermo’s job is to provide instruction and/or supplemental instruction for students with disabilities. Services are designed to help students remain in the general education classroom and use the combined expertise of both the general & special education teacher. Mr. DiPalermo works closely with the student’s classroom teacher to improve academic achievement and social development. Instruction is provided through individual and/or small group instruction for a minimum of four periods a week.
Chris Kearney and Pietra Mavrides, ESL
Mrs. Kearney & Mrs. Mavrides work with our multilingual families and provide in school services to our English as a New Language students.
Catherine Bracero, Hearing Therapist
Ms. Bracero specializes in auditory training, speech reading, social and self-advocacy skills for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Terese Long, Suri Lan, Jennifer Kuglieski, MS, CCC-SLP, Miriam Wolf, Speech Language Teacher
SLP's provide appropriate speech-language services to students in K-5. We work with students exhibiting communication disorders, including those involving language, articulation (speech sounds), fluency and voice/resonance. A student’s disability must have an impact on the education of the student. Therefore, SLPs address personal, social/emotional and academic needs that have an impact on attainment of educational goals.SLPs provide a distinct set of roles based on their focused expertise in language. We offer assistance in addressing the linguistic and metalinguistic foundations of curriculum learning for students with disabilities, as well as other learners who are at risk for school failure, or those who struggle in school settings.
Catherine Colon, School Nurse
Ms. Colon provides health services for students and staff and acts as an advocate, liaison, and consultant on health related issues for students, families and school personnel. The services provided by the School Nurse include: health care delivery, health counseling, and health program and policy development.
Lynda Belcastro, Dina Landsman, & Viktoria Agaronnik
School-based physical therapists provide services in various areas of school function related to a student’s ability to access the educational environment. These areas of function encompass skills that are most directly impacted by musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and/or cardiopulmonary deficits and include, but are not limited to:
School mobility – student’s ability to access various areas of the school via walking, wheelchair or other means of mobility
Classroom activities – function related to participating physically and maneuvering within the classroom environment
Accessing and participating in the lunchroom, playground, recess, toileting, transportation and physical education activities
AnnMarie Gatti (ASD), Rochelle Diamond, Yael Fishbaum, Adel Gelbstein, Marina Pincus
School-based Occupational therapy is designed to maintain, improve, or restore function of students in all education-related activities, including neuro-musculoskeletal function, motor function including fine motor, oral motor and visual motor integration, sensory and perceptual function, cognitive, and psychosocial function. OTs provide therapeutic interventions to students who are mandated for occupational therapy services on their Individualized Education Program (IEP). OTs collaborate with teachers and other members of the IEP team to help students achieve success in the school environment, either through skill development or adaptation of tasks and environment. Activities emphasize independence in daily living skills and school participation in various settings including classroom, bathroom, cafeteria, and playground.
Maria Comisa, Pupil Accounting Secretary
Maria Comisa is the Pupil Accounting Secretary. Her role essentially involves keeping track of all the students. As a pupil accounting secretary, she has an array of administrative responsibilities which include, but are not limited to: discharging students, keeping track of attendance, immunization records and filing and keeping meticulous records on all students. Maria must also always have a good repore with parents. She also works hand-and-hand with our administration, teachers, parents, parent coordinator, parent association and our school based support team. Maria is also a member of the BRT (Building Response Team).
Nancy Yodice, Payroll Secretary
Nancy Yodice is the payroll secretary at P.S. 222. She joined the P.S. 222 family in September 2013. Her roles are all payroll duties such as paying the staff, taking care of medical leaves, maternity leave, line of duty, workers compensation, disbursing checks, CAR Balances of staff, as well as, taking care of STARS (programming for teachers and students), and the BEDS survey for P.S. 222. I am also a team player when my schedule allows me to do so.
Lucille Grilli, Supervisor of School Aides
Lucille Grilli is the supervisor of school aides, she oversees the day to day operations of the lunchroom, which includes any special dietary needs your child may have including allergies to foods or special foods that must be avoided. These things need to be brought to the schools attention. Busing issues, which include morning drop off and dismissal of regular day and extended day schedules. When children attend religious education on Wednesdays CCD program children who are released to their parents/ guardians or go on a bus. Ms. Grilli is a member of the following teams: Communications, School Leadership, Buildings Response Team and Safety Team.
Ann Loriso, School Aide
Ms. Loriso has worked as a school aide in P.S. 222 for 17 years. Her role as a school aide is as follows: Daily Attendance/Scanning, making phone calls in regards to absentee students, keeping monthly reports on attendance, and speaking with the parents on a daily basis. For the lunch program, I oversee accountability on students who receives hot lunch and collect lunch money. She also distributes Medicaid forms.