Welcome to West Hempstead

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As the 2017-2018 school year begins, the Board of Education is pleased to welcome new administrators, directors and faculty to the district.

Dr. Emmanuel Glasu has been appointed the assistant superintendent for business and operations. With a solid background in financial leadership, Dr. Glasu was an assistant business official in the Valley Stream Central High School District, where he helped manage the business office and supervise the financial affairs of the district. He also spearheaded the development of accurate and reliable financial reports in this position. Prior, he served as an accountant for the Roslyn Public School District, coordinating a $102 million budget for five schools consisting of more than 4,800 students and 500 faculty members to efficiently operate and perform at the highest academic caliber.

Dr. Glasu holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from CUNY York College and a master’s in educational administration from LIU Post. 

Joseph Pumo entered the district as assistant principal of West Hempstead Middle School on Aug. 1. With a passion for science, Pumo has taught Life Science in the Freeport School District and Living Environment and Science in the Oceanside School District. While teaching at Oceanside Middle School, he also became a teacher leader there, a position in which he collaborated with other teachers to write curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. He also served as an administrative intern at Oceanside, where he worked with school officials to revise district policies for the betterment of student learning.  

Pumo received his Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Manhattan College and his master’s in childhood and special education from Touro College. 

Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke will be joining the district as the director of innovative educational opportunities. Beginning his career as a teacher and staff developer, he implemented individual and class positive behavior plans that promoted responsibility, problem-solving skills and accountability. In addition, he collaborated with students at various levels to improve their success through instruction in reading, writing and mathematics. Continuing his career with the New York City Department of Education, Emmanuel-Cooke served as an assistant principal at P.S. 360Q, and later became founding principal of the Dr. Marie M. Daly Academy of Excellence. As founding principal of the academy, he directed curriculum development, school policies, systems and structures, hired instructional staff and established a partnership with the community. 

Emmanuel-Cooke holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in childhood and special education from LIU Post. 

Doris Stanojev has accepted the position of assistant director of pupil personnel services for the upcoming academic year. Stanojev served as a speech and educational supervisor, and later as the assistant principal/senior curriculum coordinator, at the Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children. Following, she was the unit coordinator at P.S. 277, integrating the principles of the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) program and Unique Learning System in the school curriculum to accommodate the diversity of all learners. In 2015, Stanojev served as the administrative coordinator for Eastern Suffolk BOCES, where she provided technical assistance, training and information for dissemination and professional development to school districts to improve instructional programs for students with disabilities. Stanojev earned her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Science in communication science and disorders from Adelphi University. 

The district congratulates and wishes tremendous success to all of the new staff members.