Welcome to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District Professional Development Team (PDT) web page. The District is committed to providing rich experiences for our staff to strengthen their pedagogical practice in order to enhance the learning experiences all children are afforded in HWPS. PDC meetings are held throughout the year to provide member liasions from each building to be reflective about the types of professional development offered.


Dina Anzalone, Ed.D.        

Principal, OES

Al Bauer, Ed.D.

Principal, WMS

Celina Bialt  

Teacher, HES

Amy Bravo

Teacher, FECC

Bonnie Epstein

Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University

Janet Escher

Teacher, WMS

Toni Fenton

Teacher, FECC

Theodore Fulton, Ed.D.

Principal, HHS

Jennifer Hamilton

Teacher, OES

Michele Hochauser

P-12 Chairperson, English Language Arts

Linda Kreisman

PTA Representative

Debra Lo Verde, Ed.D.       

Executive Director for Special Education Services

Stacy Mauriello

Teacher, WMS

Michelle Mazzitelli

Teacher, OES

Karen Restivo

Teacher, OES

Mark Secaur

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Lorraine Smyth

Principal, FECC

Ric Stark       

Teacher, HHS, President of HWFA

Janine Torresson

Teacher, HES

Jennifer Romeo

Teacher, OES

Chris Uccellini

Principal, HES

Beth Wagner                                   

Teacher, HHS


Teacher, FECC

The HWPS Professional Development Plan is a blueprint for excellence in teaching and learning as a continuously evolving process. 


The Professional Development Team meets quarterly during each school year to review and revise the Professional Development Plan, as needed, for recommendation to the Board of Education.



District Professional Development Team Meeting Dates (2016-2017):

October 19, 2016
December 14, 2016
February 8, 2017
April 26, 2017