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  • Photo of Jose Aldeanueva

    Jose Aldeanueva 

    Chief Financial Officer
    516-627-1910 ext. 2721
    University of Notre Dame School of Engineering and Applied Science - B.S.
    Columbia University - M.S.
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business - M.B.A.
    2021

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List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Gilad Barakan

    Gilad Barakan 

    Upper School Guitar Ensemble Teacher
    Berklee College of Music - B.A.
    2020
  • Photo of Brian Boyle

    Brian Boyle 

    Athletics Director
    516-627-1910 ext. 2734
    Lasell University - B.A.
    2005
  • Photo of Angela Benevento

    Angela Benevento 

    Fifth Grade Literary Specialist
    516-627-1910 ext. 2122
    Hofstra University - B.B.A.
    Hofstra University - M.S.
    Queens College - NYS Reading Certification
    2003
  • Photo of April Blum

    April Blum 

    Pre-Nursery Assistant
    (516) 626-1910 ext. 2262
    St. Dominis High School
    Lehigh University - B.A. in Psychology
    New York University - M.A. in Childhood Education and Special Education (1-6)
    2018

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  • Photo of Marissa Chille

    Marissa Chille 

    5/6 English Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2267
    University at Albany - B.A.
    University at Albany - M.S.
    2021
  • Photo of Soyoung Chun

    Soyoung Chun 

    Upper School Piano Ensemble
    Kyung-Hee University - B.Mus.
    Manhattan School of Music - M.Mus.
    2016
  • Photo of Miaomiao Chen

    Miaomiao Chen 

    Mandarin Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2131
    Baruch College - B.B.A
    2018
  • Photo of Colleen Crowley

    Colleen Crowley 

    Business Office Coordinator
    516-472-2723
    2007
  • Photo of Jennifer Chillianis

    Jennifer Chillianis 

    Receptionist/Transportation Coordinator
    516-627-1910 ext. 2705
    2014

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  • Photo of Jenn Demopoulos

    Jenn Demopoulos 

    Art Teacher Grades 1-8/Dance Gr 7-8
    516-627-1910 ext. 2134
    NYIT - B.F.A.
    LIU-CW Post - M.S.
    1992
  • Photo of Rebecca DeBono

    Rebecca DeBono 

    Pre-K Assistant
    516-627-1910 ext. 2244
    2021
  • Photo of Tara Dossena

    Tara Dossena 

    Third Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2121
    Loyola College - B.S.
    Bank Street College - M.A.
    2015
  • Photo of Kathryn Downing

    Kathryn Downing 

    Third Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2143
    Manhattanville College - B.A.
    Queens College - M.S.
    2013

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  • Photo of Colleen Fortuna

    Colleen Fortuna 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    State University of New York - B.A.
    Columbia Teachers College - M.A.
    2015
  • Photo of Dorothy Feit

    Dorothy Feit 

    Nursery Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2219
    Assumption College - B.A.
    Fordham University - M.A.
    2015
  • Photo of Susan Florendo

    Susan Florendo 

    Toddler Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2261
    Stony Brook University - B.S.
    LIU-CW Post - M.B.A.
    2008

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  • Photo of Elizabeth Glennon

    Elizabeth Glennon 

    Music Director / Music Teacher Grades T-4 / Strings Ensemble Director 5-8
    516-627-1910 ext. 2273
    Rice University - B.M.
    Eastman School of Music - M.M.
    University of Michigan - D.M.A.
    2014
  • Photo of Sumeng Guo

    Sumeng Guo 

    Mandarin Teacher Grades 5-8, 8th Grade Advisor
    516-627-1910 ext. 2203
    Hunter College - B.A
    Hunter College - M.A
    2016
  • Photo of Alana Gamber

    Alana Gamber 

    Lower School Reading Specialist, Lower School Dean
    516-627-1910 ext. 2182
    Providence College - B.A.
    Teachers College Columbia University - M.A.
    2016
  • Photo of Susan Goldman

    Susan Goldman 

    Nursery Assistant
    516-627-1910 ext. 2245
    Syracuse University - B.S.
    Hunter College - M.A.
    1997
  • Photo of Christina Gong

    Christina Gong 

    Pre-K Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2140
    Dowling College - B.A.
    Dowling College - M.A.
    2014

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  • Photo of Justin Hyacinth

    Justin Hyacinth 

    School Counselor
    516-627-1910 ext. 2724
    Binghamton University - B.S.
    2021

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  • Photo of Marjorie Jean-Paul

    Marjorie Jean-Paul 

    Chief Community Engagement Officer
    516-627-1910 ext. 2771
    Cornell University - B.S.
    New School for Social Research - M.S.
    2017
  • Photo of Jean-Marc Juhel

    Jean-Marc Juhel 

    Head of School
    516-472-2711
    University of Paris - B.A.
    Teachers College Columbia University - M.A.
    Michel de Montaigne University - Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania - Ed.D.
    2002
  • Photo of Hillary Janik

    Hillary Janik 

    First Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2132
    LIU-CW Post - B.A.
    LIU-CW Post - M.S.
    2001

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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Shinae  Kim

    Shinae  Kim 

    Upper School Band
    Queens College - B.A.
    Queens College - M.A.
    2020
  • Photo of Caroline Knechtges

    Caroline Knechtges 

    Pre-K Assistant Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2241
    2020
  • Photo of Lynn Knox

    Lynn Knox 

    Fourth Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2201
    University of South Florida - B.S.
    1997

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List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Elba Sanchez Lugo

    Elba Sanchez Lugo 

    Spanish Teacher Grades 6 - 8
    SUNY Albany - B.A.
    SUNY Albany - M.A.
    2018
  • Photo of Nicole Lanzetta

    Nicole Lanzetta 

    Physical Education Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2732
    Cal State Northridge - B.A.
    Cal State Long Beach - M.A.
    2015
  • Photo of Stephanie Long

    Stephanie Long 

    Director of Communications
    516-627-1910 ext. 2193
    Sarah Lawrence College - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.S.
    2014
  • Photo of Elizabeth Lyons

    Elizabeth Lyons 

    Head of Lower School
    516-627-1910 ext. 2713
    Mount St. Vincent College - B.S.
    LIU-CW Post - M.A.
    2003
  • Photo of Kimberly LiCalzi

    Kimberly LiCalzi 

    First Grade Teacher
    Fairfield University - B.A.
    NYU - M.A.
    2016

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  • Photo of Maureen Miseo

    Maureen Miseo 

    Administrative Assistant to the Head of School
    516-627-1910 ext. 2712
    SUNY Geneseo - B.A.
    1995
  • Photo of Caden Merveille

    Caden Merveille 

    Development Associate
    516-627-1910 ext. 2719
    University of Bridgeport - B.S.
    2021

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  • Photo of Maria Newman

    Maria Newman 

    7/8 English Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2214
    Indiana University - B.A.
    Hunter College - M.Ed.
    2018

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  • Photo of Kyle Oppedisano

    Kyle Oppedisano 

    Assistant Director of IT
    516-627-1910 ext. 2210
    2020
  • Photo of Sam Oppedisano

    Sam Oppedisano 

    IT Director
    516-627-1910 ext. 2293
    Nova Southeastern University - B.S.
    2016
  • Photo of Christine  O'Connor

    Christine  O'Connor 

    Pre-K Assistant Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2240
    Kenyon College - B.A.
    2020

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List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Roger Persaud

    Roger Persaud 

    Science Teacher Grades 6-8
    516-627-1910 ext. 2222
    Marquette University - B.S.
    Adelphi University - M.A.
    1998
  • Photo of Jeremiah Pope

    Jeremiah Pope 

    Upper School Coach, Physical Education Teacher
    CW Post - B.A.
    2017
  • Photo of Gloria Park

    Gloria Park 

    Upper School Chorus
    Stony Brook College - Ph.D.
    2020
  • Photo of Victoria Piedmont

    Victoria Piedmont 

    Assistant Director of Admission
    Villanova University - B.A.
    2019
  • Photo of Denise Powers

    Denise Powers 

    Fourth Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2202
    Wheelock College - B.S.
    Hofstra University - M.S.
    2000

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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Patricia Russac

    Patricia Russac 

    Director of the HLLC/History Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2791
    SUNY Geneseo - B.S.
    LIU-CW Post - M.L.S.I.
    2000
  • Photo of Sue Rodriguez-McLean

    Sue Rodriguez-McLean 

    Math Teacher Grades 7-8
    516-627-1910 ext. 2221
    Brown University - B.S.
    Lubin School - M.B.A.
    2015
  • Photo of Stefani Rosenthal

    Stefani Rosenthal 

    Second Grade Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2124
    SUNY Oswego - B.S.
    Hofstra University - M.S.
    2001

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List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Heather Serra

    Heather Serra 

    5/6 Math Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2154
    Washington College - B.A.
    Stony Brook University - M.A.
    2016
  • Photo of Sara Stephens

    Sara Stephens 

    Physical Education Teacher, Soccer Coach
    2021
  • Photo of Sara Sweeney

    Sara Sweeney 

    Business Office Analyst
    516-472-2722
    University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana - B.S.
    2010
  • Photo of Michaela Sheridan

    Michaela Sheridan 

    Nursery Assistant
    516-627-1910 ext. 2291
    2021

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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Maureen Vera

    Maureen Vera 

    Science Teacher Grades K-5
    516-627-1910 ext. 2127
    LIU-CW Post - B.S.
    Bank Street College - M.S.
    2010
  • Photo of Granya Vazquez

    Granya Vazquez 

    Spanish Teacher Grades PK-5
    516-627-1910 ext. 2263
    Molloy College - M.S.
    2014
  • Photo of Leana Varrone

    Leana Varrone 

    Kindergarten Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2141
    Hofstra University - B.A.
    LIU-CW Post - M.A.
    2010

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  • Photo of Elizabeth Wakhale

    Elizabeth Wakhale 

    Nursery Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2145
    Hartwick College - B.A.
    LIU-CW Post - M.A.
    2014

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  • Photo of Lori Zwick

    Lori Zwick 

    Pre-K Teacher
    516-627-1910 ext. 2144
    Hofstra University - B.S.
    Hofstra University - M.S.
    2002

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Buckley Country Day School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the School. Buckley Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law in respect of, without limitation, its educational policies, admission, financial aid, hiring and employment practices, use of school facilities, athletics programs, and other school-administered programs. This policy governs the conduct of all Buckley Country Day School employees including faculty, staff, and summer programs employees.