Faculty

The High School of American Studies Faculty

Administration

Teacher of Grammar
hails from: central PA
BA, Swarthmore College
MS Ed., Pace University

Principal

Mr. Alessandro Weiss

Teacher of Music
hails from:  the Bronx.
BA, Honors, University of Toronto
PhL, Medieval Philosophy, Universita di San Tommaso in Urbe
MA, Education, City College
MS, Education, Baruch College

Assistant Principal

Mr. Martin Olivieri

Front Office

Hails from New York City

School Safety

Mr. Ulices Castro
x1999

hails from: Washington Heights

School Safety

Mr. José Liz
x 1999

hails from: The Dominican Republic

 

School Safety

Ms. Elizabeth Maloney
x 1999

hails from: The Dominican Republic

 

School Safety

Ms. Elizabeth Ventura
x 1999

hails from: The Bronx

Attendance

Ms. Maureen Vielandi
x 1003

hails from: The Bronx

Payroll and Purchasing

Ms. Sandra Magneri
x 1003

Pupil Personnel Staff

more information coming soon

School Librarian

Mr. Paul Sayer

hails from: The Bronx

Parent Coordinator

Ms. Paula Fiore
x 1224

hails from: Seoul, S. Korea
BA, Biochemistry, NYU
BS in Nursing, NYU
MDiv, in Bible and Theology, Nyack College

School Nurse

Mr. Daniel Lee, RN
x 1004

Guidance

Guidance Counselor Assistant
Special Needs Coordinator

Ms. Cathy Raimo

Guidance Office Intern
Hails from Jamaica
HSAS Graduate

Ms. Charisse Thompson

hails from: Long Island, NY
BA, Hunter College
MS. Ed, Hunter College
Contact:  mharris4@schools.nyc.gov

“It’s not about getting into college, but being in college.”

Ms. Michelle Harris
x 1221

Teaching Faculty: Art

Advisor of GSA
hails from: Massachusetts
BA, Yale University
MFA, SUNY – Purchase
View Website
Contact: edebethune@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Elizabeth deBethune

Teaching Faculty: English

English

Photo and more information coming soon

Ms. Camille Atorno

English, AP English Composition
Advisor of Women’s Empowerment Club
hails from: Westchester County, NY
BA, SUNY – Binghamton
MA, Teacher’s College

Ms. Moira Mosco

Teacher of English, AP English Composition, Creative Writing
Coach of Soccer Club
hails from: County Kilkenny Ireland

 

Dennis Murphy

English, AP English Literature, Year Book, and Photography
Co-Advisor of Winter Running Club
hails from: San Francisco
BA, Columbia University
MS, Fordham University
On maternity leave for the Academic Year 2017-18
Contact:  ms.rockfeld.hsas@gmail.com or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Pian Rockfeld

Ninth grade English, Poetry, and Grammar
hails from: Chicago, IL
former reporter for The Wall Street Journal
BA, Arizona State University
MS, Journalism, University of Illinois
MS, Education, Fordham University
Contact:  psebastianridge@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Pamela Sebastian-Ridge

Teaching Faculty: Foreign Languages

Spanish
hails from: Westchester County, NY
BA, SUNY New Paltz
MS Ed., The City College of New York
Contact: esausner@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Emma Asanza

Spanish
Co-Advisor Spanish Honors Society
hails from: The Dominican Republic
BS, Union College
MA, The Graduate College
On maternity leave for 2017-18 Academic Year

Ms. Rosanmi Campbell

Ms. Rosanny Genao

Spanish
hails from: The Dominican Republic
BA, ST. Bonaventure University
MA Ed., Hunter College
Contact: VValerio2@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Vladimir Valerio

Student Teacher in Spanish
BA, NYU
MsEd, The City College of New York
HSAS Alumnus, Class of 2011
Hails From: Riverdale, New York

Mr. Matthew Waga

Teaching Faculty: Physical Education and Health

Physical Education and Health
Coach: Co-ed Bowling, Girl’s Basketball and Softball
hails from: Syracuse, NY
BS: SUNY-Cortland
MS in Health: Lehman College
Contact:  Rhondorf@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Ryan Hondorf

Athletic Director
Coach: Girl’s Tennis
hails from: Smithtown, NY
head basketball coach for Lehman College
BA, Syracuse University
MS, Ithaca College
Contact:  Steven.Schulman@Lehman.cuny.edu

Mr. Steven Schulman
Class Web Site

Teaching Faculty: Mathematics

Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Combinatorics, Logic
UFT Chapter Leader, Advisor of Drama Club
hails from: New Haven, CT
former career as transportation planner
BA, Geology, Lehman College
MS Ed., Lehman College

Mr. Jonathan Halabi
Class Web Site

Algebra, Geometry
hails from: Italy
BA, University of Pisa
MS, Teacher’s College
Contact through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Francesco Sacchini

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Photography
BA, Lehman College
MA, NYU
hails from the Bronx
Contact:  TTaylor.hsas@gmail.com or Jupiter Grades

Ms. Tempestt Taylor

Calculus, Geometry, Algebra II
hails from: Zhejiang Province, China
BS, Polytechnic Institute
MS, New York University
Contact:  xxia@schools.nyc.gov or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Curtis Xia

Teaching Faculty: Science

Biology
BS, Biology and Secondary Education, Seton Hall University
Hails from New Jersey
Graduate of HSAS, Class of 2008
Contact through Jupiter Grades or  email

Ms. Amanda Bollatti

Chemistry, Biology, Pathology, and Environmental Ethics
hails from: North Carolina
former medical researcher
BS, NC Central
MS, NC Central
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Contact:  mrholmeshsas07@gmail.com  or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Michael Holmes

Physics
hails from: Brooklyn
BA, MA Brooklyn College
Contact:  raphaeluziel@gmail.com  or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Raphael Uziel

Chemistry & AP Environmental Science
hails from: Waterford, Ireland
Higher Diploma in Education, University College, Cork
MS, Science Education, Lehman College
Contact:  Can be contacted through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Aoife Walsh

Teaching Faculty: Social Studies

9th grade AP American History, Journalism, Architecure
Coach: Cross Country and Track
Advisor of School Newspaper:  Common Sense
hails from: Roosevelt Island
BA, SUNY – Buffalo
MS Ed, Mercy College
MS Ed, Bank Street College
Contact: melinso3@schools.nyc.gov

 

Mr. Morgan Elinson
Class Web Site

AP American History and Modern US History:  From Disco to Obama
Senior Advisor, Advisor of Chess Club and Arista
hails from: The Bronx
BA, Fordham University
MS, Mercy College
Contact:  cevans1600@hotmail.com

Mr. Charles Evans

AP American History, 20th Century American Culture,
Conspiracy Theories,  and Student Government
Advisor of Debate Team
hails from: Westchester County, NY
BA, SUNY Purchase
MS, Lehman College
Contact:  can be contacted through Jupiter Grades

Mr. David Iurato

AP American History,  Economics, and 20th Century European History
Coach: Boy’s Tennis
Advisor of Model UN and Literary Magazine:  The Speakeasy
hails from: Brooklyn, NY
former commodities trader and lecturer at Baruch College
BA, Tufts University
MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Contact:  can be contacted through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Arnold Mansdorf

AP World History, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Research, and 9th Grade Advisory
Advisor for Moot Court and Mock Trial
hails from:  New Jersey
career as lawyer before joining HSAS
BA, Emory University
JD, Fordham Law School
Contact:  laurenpeterson717@gmail.com or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Lauren Peterson

AP World History, 9th grade Global Studies, 9th grade Advisory
Advisor of Community Service Club
hails from: Westchester County, NY
BA, Grinnelll College
MA, Teacher’s College
Contact:  hsasrice@gmail.com or through Jupiter Grades

Ms. Elizabeth Rice

AP World History, 9th Grade Global Studies, Government,  Doc Film
Assistant Coach for X Country & Track, Advisor of Environmental Club and Co-Advisor of Winter Running Club
hails from: Massachusetts
career as NPS Park Ranger before entering teaching profession
BA, Bates College
MA, Teacher’s College
Conact: tonythoman@gmail.com or through Jupiter Grades

Mr. Anthony Thoman

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