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Superintendent's Office


Welcome to the webpage for the Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the West Hempstead UFSD.  I trust you will find the information on this page helpful.  The role of the Superintendent is to oversee the academic, social, athletic, health/safety and business operations of the school district for the people of West Hempstead and the Board of Education as their representatives.  In this role I have the assistance of board members, administrators, faculty, professional staff and support staff.  All of us take our obligation to the students, parents/guardians and residents of West Hempstead very seriously and see ourselves as partners in the education of the students in our care.
The West Hempstead School District encompasses five schools:
West Hempstead High School (Grades 9-12) - located at 400 Nassau Boulevard
West Hempstead Middle School (Grades 6-8) - located at 450 Nassau Boulevard
Cornwell Avenue School (Grades 1 - 5) - located at 250 Cornwell Avenue
George Washington School (Grades 1-5) - located at 347 William Street
Chestnut Street School (Kindergarten) - located at 252 Chestnut Street
(Information pertaining to each school can be found on this website under the "Schools" tab.)
We are pleased that our educational partnership with the Island Park UFSD continues strong after 46 years.  The High School is home to many Island Park Students who choose West Hempstead for their high school experience.
Also located within the boundaries of West Hempstead are the Gersh Academy, the Hebrew Academy of West Hempstead and St. Thomas the Apostle School.  The school district has excellent relationships with all three schools.
District Office is located at:
252 Chestnut Street

District Office Hours are:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (September through June)
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (July and August)
District Office houses the following offices:

Office of the Superintendent - (516) 390-3107
Patricia Sullivan-Kriss - Superintendent of Schools
Theresa Bryant - Secretary to the Superintendent
Amy Tenenbaum - Personnel Coordinator

Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction - (516) 390-3119
Daniel Rehman - Assistant Superintendent
Cathy Delrossi - Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent
Elizabeth Ehlen - Data Clerk
Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations - (516) 390-3103
Emmanuel Glasu  - Assistant Superintendent
Jane Docar - Secretary to the Deputy Superintendent
Annette O'Keefe - Assistant Business Manager
Kay Prete - Senior Account Clerk for Business Operations
Denise Lavin - Account Clerk for Business Operations
Gina Gandolfo - Transportation Coordinator
Offices of the Directors of Facilities and Technological Services - (516) 390-3105
Anthony Vecchione - Director of School Facilities and Operations
Vincent Fleck - Director of Technological Services
Julia Barayev - Secretary to the Directors and Textbook Clerk
William Lohrberg - Computer Support Technician
District Clerk and Secretary to the Board of Education - (516) 390-3118
Kathryn Girolamo
Central Registration - (516) 390-3120
Monday - Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
District Treasurer - (516) 390-3109
Brian Cleary
Again, I trust this information is helpful to you and encourage you to give us a call with any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Patricia Sullivan-Kriss
Superintendent of Schools